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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #49 Keep A Holiday Scrapbook

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #49 Keep A Holiday Scrapbook

Keep A Holiday Scrapbook

Do you love to Holiday in Robin Hood’s Bay?

Do you love to collect little keepsakes of your stay and adventures?

Do you love to craft?

Do you love to have mementos to look back on your Holiday?

Read on to find out more about creating a Robin Hood’s Bay Scrapbook.

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.

What is Scrapbooking?

People have been scrapbooking for centuries and it is believed to date back as far as the middle ages. It was very popular for people to keep journals and scrapbooks. Back then before the printing press had been invented scrapbooks and journals were hand bound with blank pages.

It is thought the earliest known surviving journal dates back to the 15th Century. The journal belonged to an anonymous Parisian Priest and covered some 4 decades. 

What Will You Need?

You won’t to need to buy a lot to create your Holiday Scrapbook but you will need some essentials:

Blank Paged Book or Plain Scrapbook


Glue or Glue Dots

Sellotape or Washi Tape

Patterned Paper or Card



It is possible to buy Scrapbook kits from craft stores. 

Keeping a holiday scrapbook doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Collect little things from:

Days Out

Meals Out



How To Scrapbook

There's no right or wrong way to create your Holiday Scrapbook but there are ways to make your scrapbooking easier:

Plan your Scrapbook theme

Plan pages or sections of your scrapbook

Lay out each page of your scrapbook before gluing or adding tape

Label Photos

Add dates

Journal Memories into your scrapbook

You name it there are lots of ways to add to your scrapbook:

Pressed Flowers

Sprig of Purple Heather


Beer Mats






Maybe add washi tape, notes, or little snippets from your days out. You could even make your Holiday Scrapbook into a Holiday Journal.

Go all out and decorate the cover, add driftwood or shells from Robin Hood's Bay beach. Then for years to come enjoy looking at your scrapbook and all your little memories.

For Mum’s and Dad’s, it could be a nice little keepsake of holidays spent with your children when they were little.

We hope you have lots of fun making your first Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Scrap Book.

The Beach

The Beaches of Robin Hood’s Bay can be a great place to collect items to decorate the cover or add to pages of your Scrapbook.

There's lots to explore on Robin Hood's Bay Beach. There are rock pools galore here, tons of seaweed, sand, boulders and the scaurs. Everyone will love exploring Robin Hood’s Bay Beach.

You will find allsorts of beach treasure washed up along the shoreline. 

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.

A great spot for collecting driftwood and pebbles. Who knows what other bits and bobs of beach treasure you will find washed up here. 

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.

A great spot for collecting pebbles and shells.

All of the beaches of Robin Hood’s Bay are Dog Friendly all year round.

Top Tips:

Wellies are always a good idea to avoid cutting your walk short and getting wet feet especially in the colder months

Don’t forget your camera

Safety Tips:

Always check the tide times and avoid getting cut off

Read the safety signs at the top of the slipway in Robin Hood’s Bay Dock

Keep your distance from cliff faces which are prone to regular falls especially after rain

Watch out for horses and put dogs on leads temporarily until it is safe to let them free again


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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