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52 Way’s to Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #44 Retail Therapy

52 Way’s to Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #44 Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Do you love to shop?

Are you a supporter of shopping locally?

Do you love to support small independent retailers?

Do you enjoy sampling local produce?

Read on to find out everything about Retail Therapy in 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.

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.

Shopping in Robin Hood’s Bay

We have a wonderful little high street here in Robin Hood’s Bay full of independent shops. All stocked full of gifts, souvenirs, art, books, treats, toys to the bits you forgot to bring.

Opening times will vary throughout the year and are at the discretion of each individual shop. Check individual websites or social media for up to date information on opening times.

Jessica Hogarth Shop | Paper, Gifts & Homeware

Here you will find a whole host of local designer Jess Hogarth’s unique style in cards, gift-wrap, accessories and homewares. Some are inspired by our very own Robin Hood’s Bay. You will also find lots of other gorgeous homewares and gifts here.


Facebook: @JessicaHogarthShop

Instagram: @jessicahogarthshop

Bay Bank Arts & Crafts | An Aladdins Cave of Trinkets, Bits & Things

A real treasure trove you will find lots of lovely little items at Bay Bank Arts & Crafts.

Sam’s Muir Leas | Gifts, Toys, Homeware & Souvenirs

Sell’s all your holiday beach essentials, children’s toys and souvenirs. A great shop for the children to be let loose with a spot of pocket money.

Facebook: @samsmuirlea

Paws of Robin Hood’s Bay | Dog Essentials, Accessories, Toys & Treats

A pooch’s paradise. Paw’s sell a range of items for your beloved pooch from luxury to the basics. Paw’s also stock a great range products from collars to blankets, coats to leads and harnesses.

Facebook: Paws of Robin Hood’s Bay

The Old Drapery | Stylish Women's Fashion & Coastal Wear Essentials

A cute little clothing store packed full of lovely treats. The Old Drapery not only sells the essential items you may need if the weather changes for better or worse. If you forgot your walking boots or wellies or you’ve been caught short without a coat the Old Drapery is the shop for you. The Old Drapery also sells a lovely ever-changing collection of fashion items. His, Her’s and the little ones are all catered for.

Facebook: @Theolddrapery

Instagram: @theolddrapery

Berties of Bay | Heritage Clothing Store

Housed in the former Old Bakery Berties lifestyle store offers homemade cake, tea and coffee to purchase while you browse their own branded range of Heritage clothing. The collection includes the famous Berties Beanie, Gansey Range, Work Jacket and Smock amongst other items.


Facebook: @BertiesBay

Instagram: @bertiesofbay

Robin Hood’s Bay Book Shop | Quality Second Hand Books

An Aladdin’s Cave of a book shop who knows what treasures you will find whilst you rummage through the rows of books.

The Yorkshire Coast Dinosaur & Fossil Museum | Books, Fossils & Rocks

Not a museum in the traditional sense this is definitely one for the Fossil or Dinosaur enthusiast. You will also find a range of books for sale in amongst the Fossils. A wannabe Palaeontologists Aladdin’s Cave.

A Few Gifts | Gallery & Unique Gifts From the Seaside & Beyond

A family business selling a huge array of lovely gifts made in Yorkshire and beyond. You will find clothing, accessories, beautiful ornaments, art, cards and so much more inspired by the coast and Yorkshire.


Facebook: @FEWgifts

John Gilbert Antiques | A Wide Range of Antiques

Chocked full to the rafters of tasty treats. All your old sweet shop favourites, all the modern treats and Beacon Farm Ice-cream. You will also find a range of gifts and who could forget the must have seaside sticks of Rock. You are also able to pick up fishing nets and buckets at Dolly’s Sweet Shop.

The Higgledy Pig | Craft Gin, Homeware, Frenchic Paint & Upcycling

Higgledy Pig is a wonderful little shop full of treats for you, your loved ones and your home. You will find one off pieces of upcycled furniture, gifts, paints, Gin selection, vinyl records and so much more.

Facebook: @thehiggledypig

Instagram: @thehiggledypig

Paper Dragon Crafts | Papercut Art, Handmade Gifts, Customised Clothing

Paper Dragon Crafts offers a personalised and bespoke gift service. Choose from papercuts, wood gifts, clothing, accessories and pet portraits.


Facebook: @paperdragoncrafts

Instagram: @paperdragoncraftsrhb

General Stores & Food & Drink

There are three general stores in the local area of Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingthorpe.

All sell most items you would expect from a general store. Mobile top ups, alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets, magazines, newspapers, fresh local produce, convenience and frozen food items. Also logs, kindling, beach items and souvenirs

Opening hours vary and change depending on the time of year.

Baytown Stores & Post Office

Situated in the upper village of Robin Hoods Bay between the two Council car parks.

Thorpe Stores

Situated in the centre of Fylingthorpe, approximately 1 mile from Robin Hoods Bay.

Muir Lea Stores

Situated in the lower village of Robin Hoods Bay.

Bay Fisheries

Situated in the lower village of Robin Hoods Bay, selling fresh fish, fresh shellfish, fresh sandwiches and bait for crabbing.

Opening times vary throughout the year & usually closed in winter.

Barnards Butchers

Situated in the centre of Fylingthorpe approximately 1 mile from Robin Hoods Bay.

Barnards sells fresh and cooked locally sourced meats, pies, confectionary and fresh bread. Takeaway Pizzas are also available on Friday and Saturday evenings till 8pm.

Pizza Orders: 01947 880322


Brown’s sells handmade chocolates and fudge, ice-cream, traditional sweets and goodies for the chocolate fountain.

Facebook: @BrownsRHB

Instagram: @brownsrhb

Dollies Sweet Shop & Van

The oldest sweet shop in the village. Dollies sells all kinds of confectionary including all your favourite traditional sweets, gifts, Beacon Farm ice-cream and hot and cold beverages.

You will also often find Dollies ice-cream van on the beach or the slipway to the Quarterdeck. Sells Beacon Farm ice-cream, ice lollies, some confectionary and hot and cold beverages.

Contact: 07891 094292


Facebook: @dolliesrhb

Instagram: @dolliesrhb

Tea, Toast & Post

Tea, Toast & Post serves Specialty Teas, Baytown Coffee, doorstop toast a selection of sandwiches, snack items, cakes and a variety of other hot and cold beverages.

A selection of postcards, cards jewellery and gifts are also available to buy.

Tea, Toast & Post also host live music nights, tickets are limited. Do check the Facebook page for any upcoming events and for ticket information.

Facebook: @TeaToastandPost

Instagram: @tea_toast_post


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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