Ten Of The Best Things To Do In Robin Hood's Bay In Summer
Ten Of The Best Things To Do In Robin Hood's Bay In Summer
Do you just love Summer on the Coast?
Do you love quaint picturesque Coastal Villages?
Then you will love a Summer Robin Hood’s Bay.
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.
Take a stroll along the Dinosaur Coast on Robin Hood’s Bay Beach. Walk in their very footsteps. Look for Ammonites, Belemnites and Devil’s Toenails (Gryphaea). Fossils common to Bay beach but not too common you will not have to look for them. What is more exciting than finding something Jurassic and millions of years old. The keen eye might also spot a bit of Jet too.
There are also Fossil Finding trips held here in Robin Hood’s Bay by Hidden Horizons. Learn how to identify potential fossils and safely hunt for Fossils.
Robin Hood’s Bay is also home to the Yorkshire Coast Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. So, if all else fails, head there to look at and purchase fossils.
The kind of fossils you are likely to find here on Robin Hood’s Bay Beach are Ammonites mostly. Keep a close eye as there are others to be found along with Jet.
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You don't need anything to go rock pooling here other than arming your feet with a good set of wellies.
You could spend hours rock pooling here in Robin Hood’s Bay.
What rock pool creatures you might find here in our rock pools:
You will also find many varieties of Seaweed which are plentiful here. If you're lucky you might just find a Shrimp or Lobster.
Check under rocks as rock pool residents like to hide in seaweed and nooks and crevices. Do be careful when placing rocks back so as not to crush any of the rock pool residents.
Hire A Bike & Cycle The Cinder Track
No need to bring your own, Robin Hood’s Bay has a cycle hire service. Bay Cycle Hire is situated on Station Road in Upper Robin Hood's Bay. Offering a selection of cycles for hire. Take in the Cinder Track which has some of the same spectacular views as the Cleveland Way. Just without the dramatic cliff drops.
The old railway line The Cinder Track runs from Whitby to Scarborough. Relatively flat you will find some steeper inclines occasionally. The track spans 21.5 miles in total so there is plenty to explore. Villages, both towns and you will also find a selection of Pubs and Cafes along the way too.
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See A Thousand Stars
What can be more stunning than looking up at the night sky and seeing a thousand stars. Head down to the Quarterdeck, blankets in hand and a flask of hot chocolate. Lie down on the benches, let your eyes adjust and marvel at the twinkling dots gazing back at you.
You may think stars are well just stars but here they are extra special. The North York Moors National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve. Here it’s possible to see meteorites, the Milky Way, Planets and shooting stars.
Late August through to early May is ideal for dark skies.
August and September are when the moon is absent and great months for observing annual Meteor Showers.
Walk The Cleveland Way
Spanning 109 miles in total taking in moorland and coastline, villages and towns and historical landmarks. The Cleveland Way will not disappoint.
Robin Hood’s Bay sits about halfway along the coastal stretch of the Cleveland Way. With options to head towards Whitby or Scarborough.
The walk to Whitby is an 8-mile hike. The views are breathtaking and when you reach Whitby you will be greeted by the stunning Whitby Abbey and St. Mary’s Church. Head down the 199 steps into the old town. Treat yourself to world famous fish & chips. Rest your weary feet whilst taking a pew on the Whitby Pier.
Alternatively head to Ravenscar, Hayburnn Wyke, Cloughton, Burniston, Scalby or Scarborough.
Catch the X93 Bus back to Robin Hood’s Bay from Scarborough or Whitby.
Go Off Roading
North Yorkshire Off Road Centre. A unique experience. A day out with a difference and a jaw dropping, breath taking back drop. If you love driving, enjoy being a bit daring or maybe you just love Robin Hood's Bay. This is Robin Hood's Bay from a whole different vantage point.
The North Yorkshire Off Road Centre has its own private quarry. Perched on a hillside in Robin Hood's Bay the Centre offers tuition and a chance to experience their terrain. All whilst driving a modern LandRover Defender 110 TDCi*. There's mud, water, rocky terrain, hills, ruts and more. The tricky part will be keeping eyes on the track because the view is spectacular.
Experience's Available to Book Only** are:
Half Day 4x4 Experience
Junior Driving Experience
4x4 Experience Day
Tour Tuition & Tour Experience
Satisfy the thrill seeker in you, your family or friends and Book a 4x4 Robin Hood's Bay adventure today.
*Other vehicles may be available
**Please do not just turn up on the day
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The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk
Rose Rylands otherwise known as The Whitby Storyteller is the wonderful lady behind The Robin Hood’s Bay GHost Walk. An absolute must do when in Robin Hood’s Bay. A fabulous storyteller there’s not much that Rose doesn't know of the folklore and legends of these parts.
Let Rose take you on a walking tour through the cobbled alleyways of Robin Hood’s Bay. Discover secret histories and take a journey back in time. Listen as Rose recounts tales of legends, villains, ghosts and stories of smuggling.
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The Robin Hood’s Bay Smugglers Trail
Explore hidden snickets of Robin Hood’s Bay from the Upper Village to the Lower Village. Delve into Robin Hood’s Bay Smuggling Past. Part of the Yorkshire Trails series, the Smugglers Trail is fun for all ages. You'll complete puzzles, riddles, find out about smuggling, and learn smuggling slang. When you're done, why not bake a Smugglers Pie. When the little explorers have gone to bed, Indulge in a Smugglers Coffee or two.
You may just learn a thing or two about your favourite village on the Yorkshire coast.
The Trail booklet is available in local shops and shops throughout the North York Moors National Park.
Also available to purchase online.
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Eat Fish & Chips Outdoors
There's no better seaside feast than good old Fish & Chips. Especially on the Yorkshire Coast. Although, everyday's a weekend day when you're on vacation or staycation.
It's no secret that here on the Yorkshire Coast we're famous for serving award winning Fish & Chips. You will find not one but two Fish & Chip shops here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Whether at the top or bottom of Bay Bank just follow your nose. You can’t beat the delightful smell of fish & chips carried along in the sea air.
The beauty of the warmer Spring months is that you can get out and eat your Fish & Chips in the fresh sea air. So, whether you decide to walk with your supper or find a quiet little spot to watch the world go by, Enjoy. Don't forget the scraps.
Robin Hood’s Bay Museum
You will find the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum situated on Fisherhead in Robin Hood’s Bay. The Museum is housed in the Old Coroners Room and Mortuary.
Delve into Robin Hood’s Bay’s sinister past of smuggling. Learn about what was smuggled and how smuggling took place in Robin Hood’s Bay. See how the houses lent themselves well to the activities. Find the hidden contraband on the old FIsherwife.
You will also find displays of Robin Hood’s Bay’s fishing heritage and the sailing ships. There are old maps and old village artifacts from over the years.
Run entirely by volunteers Entry is Free however, donations are welcome.
Opening Times vary but the Museum is generally open throughout the Summer Months.
Stay A While
So, why not stay for a while?
Enjoy everything Robin Hood’s Bay has to offer.
Back in the days before the Victorian upper village was built Robin Hood’s Bay was home to many fishing families. Not so old inside these days many of the cottages have undergone makeovers. You’ll find a range of more traditional cottages, luxury cottages and everything in between.
Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.
We can accommodate parties up to 8 in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay. In the upper Village we can accommodate parties up to 10.
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. Our largest properties are great for extended family holidays or family celebrations.