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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #16 Build A Sandcastle

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #16 Build A Sandcastle

Build A Sandcastle

Young or old who doesn’t love building a sandcastle when at the seaside?

But what is the perfect recipe for the perfect Sandcastle?

Read on to find out. 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.

Robin Hood’s Bay Beach(es)

Robin Hood’s Bay Beach

Dog Friendly all year round you won’t find a single restriction here. There's lots to explore for both the pooch and the humans. There are rock pools galore here, tons of seaweed, sand, boulders and the scaurs. Everyone will love exploring Robin Hood’s Bay Beach.

Boggle Hole

Walking along the beach from Robin Hood’s Bay the cliff juts out slightly, you will need to cross the Beck water as it hits the beach. Waterproof footwear is always good here. The Beck can be fast flowing and well over ankle height.

Boggle hole is great for rockpooling, you’ll find heaps of seaweed and it's a great spot for fossil hunting. There's a Boggle Cave too. The Beck fills the large opening between the cliffs and it's fun to step on stones to get to the cafe. One of our favourites.

Stoupe Beck Sands

Here is the sandiest stretch of beach from Robin Hood’s Bay beach. You will know you are here by the foot bridge over the deep Beck. The Beck flows onto the beach amongst lots of pebbles.

Stoupe Beck sands is a really lovely spot to sit for the day, enjoy a picnic, paddle in the North Sea. This sandy stretch of beach lends itself well to beach games. You will find it a lot quieter here than Boggle Hole and Robin Hoods Bay Beach.

All of the beaches of Robin Hood’s Bay are Dog Friendly all year round. There's lots to explore for both the pooch and the humans.

The Secret Recipe

You won’t be able to build anything with dry sand. There’s no real magic to the secret formula other than:

1 Part Water

1 Part Sand

And you’re ready to build your Sandcastle, Fortress or Sand Sculpture.


Dig a well in the sand for a water supply and wet sand

Build a tightly packed mound of wet sand to start a Sand Sculpture


Tools for the job:



Bucket(s) - Small, Large or Shaped Buckets


Sand Moulds

You can find all of the above and a selection of beach toys at:

Thorpe Stores in Fylingthorpe

Baytown Stores in upper Robin Hood’s Bay

Muir Lea Stores in lower Robin Hood’s Bay

The Toy Shop in lower Robin Hood’s Bay

Sandcastle Decorations

You will find an abundance of decorations for your Sandcastle or Sand Sculpture on the Beaches of Robin Hood’s Bay. Including:







And you never know you may just find a bit of the semi-precious gemstone Jet.

Who knows what else you may find washed up on the beach to decorate your Sandcastle or Sand Sculpture. 


Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.

Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.

Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea

So why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.

For a quick look at our availability at any given time you can use our All Availability feature. Just click the green and yellow Check Availability button on the Home page of our website.

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