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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #30 Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay Through All The Seasons

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #30 Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay Through All The Seasons

Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay Through All The Seasons

Do you love the Coast?

Have you been wondering what the best months are to visit?

Robin Hood's Bay has so much to offer all year round, each season bringing something different.

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 harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.


While Spring will bring rainy days it also brings sunshine. Enjoy beach walks and moorland hikes then retreat back to your cottage. Cosy up in front of the fire or take a long soak in a relaxing bubble bath. Spring sees the Bay come alive with the Easter Holidays. Everything starts to bloom. Shades of green burst out on the trees, in the gardens and the little nooks and crannies of the stone walls and cobbled alleyways. Spring also brings the Robin Hood's Bay Folk Festival. June Robin Hood’s Bay hosts a weekend filled full of Folk music and fun. 


Summer Robin Hood’s Bay is in full bloom with wild flowers and pretty planters. The red pantiled red pantiled rooftops are filled with Seagulls and their young.. The hot weather comes and with it the bluest of skies and the bluest of seas. You'll find fresh Crab and Lobster on the menu in many of the eateries along with lots more fresh produce. The Bay is bustling and a hive of activity. It's a great time for the kids of the family to make Summer friends. Summer is the best time of year to have beach adventures and games. A great time of year to discover The Cleveland Way and its stunning coastal views. 


Autumn brings cooler weather, golden tones in the land and sand. More dramatic skies will come and more dramatic seas than the Summer and Spring. These months are also perfect for walking or cycling. The cooler nights will start to draw in and will warrant the occasional use of the log burners again. Cosy up in the local pubs and eateries after brisk Autumn hikes. The Autumn Months also bring the Dark Skies Festival which takes place all across the North York Moors National Park in October. As the nights draw in this is the perfect time of year to join the Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk. 


Winter brings truly dramatic skies and the most amazing stormy seas. The chimney pots smoke throughout the winter leaving their Smokey smells throughout the village. Some of the quietest months of the year here in the Bay. If peace and quiet is what you crave, the winter months are the time for you. Despite being quiet you will always find a cosy pub open. A friendly bar person ready to tell you stories of the Bay as you warm yourself by a rip roaring fire. Early December sees Robin Hood’s Bay host the annual Victorian Weekend. Festive activities take place all around the village. The Dock comes alive on New Years Eve here in Robin Hood’s Bay.The Most sought after time of year for a cottage stay. 

Throughout The Year

Throughout the year all the seasons are great for falling in love with Robin Hood's Bay and many of the following:

Rock Pooling

Darskies Observing

Cake Eating

Ice Cream Slurping

Fish & Chips

Walking or Cycling the Cinder Track

Cycle Hire

Shopping Robin Hood’s Bay’s Independent Shops

Visiting the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum (Peak Weeks in the Year)

A 4x4 Off Roading Experience

Exploring the Moorland

Exploring the Neighbouring Towns & Villages

Beach Walks Exploring Robin Hood’s Bay’s Cobbled Alleyways & Nooks & Crannies

Robin Hood’s Bay is an all year round Dog friendly village. The Beach has no Dog restrictions and many of the eating and drinking establishments are Dog friendly also. The pooches even have their own shop. 


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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