Baytown Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages to Let in Robin Hood's Bay and the North Yorkshire Coast

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A Guide To Robin Hood's Bay

Travelling To & Finding Robin Hood’s Bay

Travel By Car From Leeds or York

Take the A64 towards Scarborough

At Malton take the A169 and continue straight through Pickering

Join the A171 into Whitby heading towards Scarborough

Take the B1447 into Robin Hood’s Bay from Hawsker

Travel By Car From Middlesbrough

Take the A171 into Whitby

At Hawsker take the B1447 into Robin Hood’s Bay

Travel By Car From Scarborough

Take the A165 or the A64

Join the A171 towards Whitby

Take the right turning sign posted Robin Hood’s Bay down into Fylingthorpe and into Robin Hood’s Bay

Travel By Train into Whitby From






Travel By Train into Scarborough From Leeds


London’s King Cross Station



Travel By Bus or Coach

From Leeds or York into Whitby - 840 Coastliner Bus

From Leeds or York into Scarborough - 843 Coastliner Bus

From Middlesbrough to Robin Hood’s Bay - X93 Bus

From Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay - X93 Bus

From Scarborough to Robin Hood’s Bay - X93 Bus

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Parking In Robin Hood’s Bay

Fisherhead Car Park

Fisherhead car park is privately-owned in the lower village of Robin Hoods Bay

You cannot park without a permit*

If your cottage stay has a Fisherhead parking permit please collect it from the cottage

Display the permit in your car on the dashboard for the duration of your stay

Return the permit to the cottage before departing

Lost permits cannot be replaced

To find Fisherhead car park, drive down the bank into the lower village

Continue past the Laurel Inn on the left and Muir Lea Stores to the right

Take the first right turn and continue straight into Fisherhead car park

*Please note, camper vans & mid-sized panel vans (Transporter, Vivaro, Transit etc) are not permitted in the car park

Scarborough Borough Council Parking in Upper Robin Hood's Bay

There are two SBC council owned car parks in the upper village located opposite The Victoria Hotel and the Grosvenor Hotel

Both are pay and display usually from 1st March to 31st October and the Winter months free of charge - this is at the discretion of SBC & could be subject to change

SBC pay and display tickets can be used in any SBC car park

You can also purchase a pass from Baytown Stores for 2 days or more

If your cottage has a Parking Permit please collect this from the cottage

Display the permit in your car on the dashboard for the duration of your stay

Return the permit to the cottage before departing

Ringo Parking App

The Pay & Display car parks now also operate on the Ringo App

Download the Ringo App & input yours, your cars and payment details (before your arrival if possible)

Input your location and length of stay

Location Numbers:

Station Car Park | 4641 Bank Top Car Park | 4640

Electric Car Charging Points

Bank Top Car Park has 4 designated electric charging bays

Scarborough & Whitby Parking Disc Zones & Clocks

You may be required to display a Blue Disc Clock in on street parking bays throughout Whitby & Scarborough

Blue disc clocks are available from Tourist Information Centres and local shops

The disc must display the time of arrival and once the parking time has expired your vehicle removed and not returned for the duration stated

Disc clocks are free

Unloading in Robin Hood’s Bay

There are few places to unload in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay

Going down into the lower village you can unload on the right of the hill

It is also possible to pull in outside Muir Lea Stores

You can also unload in the Dock

Traffic Wardens do operate in the village so do not leave your car unattended

Please unload as quickly as possible allowing room for other vehicles to pass to help reduce the risk of disruption

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About Your Stay

What Is Generally Provided For Your Stay*


Washing Up Liquid

Toilet Roll - Minimum of One Per Bathroom

Jay Cloth or Dish Cloth


*Some other items may be available and provided

What You May Need To Provide For Your Stay


A Torch if arriving after dark & also handy for when you’re out and about at night around Robin Hood’s Bay

Some Cash both notes and coins as there are no cash machines in Robin Hood’s Bay and there are minimum payment restrictions for card in many places

Groceries and essentials if arriving later in the day or evening

For Your Stay Where Applicable**



Kitchen Roll

Food Bags or Storage Containers

Toilet Roll

Bin Liners - Black & White

Cleaning Chemicals

Dishwasher Tablets

Washing Powder or Tabs




Fire Lighters

Towels & Beach Towels

**Some of these products may be provided but it’s not guaranteed but many are available from the local general stores

Beds & Bedding

Beds will normally only be made up for the number of people on your booking form

Please do not use any spare bedding in the cottage this will be required for the following guests stay

We understand accidents happen so please do contact us if there is a problem with the bedding using the number at the beginning of the pack

Baby & Small Child Facilities

Please note where a travel cot is provided the bedding will not

Please remember to bring your own cot bedding

Cottages that state No Babies this is for fire safety due to the lack of space and to allow adequate space to access and exit a bedroom


Where towels are provided it is usually one bath sheet and one hand towel per person stated on the booking form

If you feel you will need more please remember to bring additional towels with you

You will need to provide your own beach towels

We understand accidents happen so please do contact us if there is a problem with the towels using the number at the beginning of the pack


All Baytown Holiday Cottages are Non Smoking properties

When smoking outside the property please consider neighbouring properties and please extinguish cigarettes fully and dispose of them in a considerate manner


For properties where pets are accepted:

Please note Baytown Holiday Cottages only accept dogs as pets

Please do not exceed the number of pets on your booking form

Most properties do not provide pet accessories like towels, feeding bowls, beds and furniture throws so we advise you bring your own

Pets must remain on the lower floor(s) or in general living areas

Please do not allow your pet in the bedrooms or on the beds

Please do not leave your pet alone or unattended in the property

For properties where pets are not accepted:

It can not be expected that no pets have been in the property

Some owners may bring their own dogs or allow their friends dogs in their property

Apologies as we cannot guarantee that a property will be free of pet allergens

If you have allergies and are worried please do contact us and we will advise you to the best of our ability

*All information regarding Pets applies unless otherwise stated in individual cottage welcome information packs & folders

Heating & Fires

Never light fires in a feature fireplace

Where a Log Burner or Open Fire is available generally fuel is not provided (otherwise stated in the property description)

Coal, logs, matches and firelighters are all available from the local stores: Muir Lea Stores, Station Road Stores and Thorpe Stores

Please do not leave hot fires and coals unattended

Cool fires before disposing of ash

Use fireguards where available

Please do not cover electric heaters or leave them on when out of the property


Where a property has WI-FI you will find the Username and Password on the router or in the front of the Cottage Welcome Information provided by Baytown Holiday Cottages

Due to the nature of the village and the thickness of the walls in Robin Hoods Bay Wi-fi may not be available in all parts of the property or outside areas

Telephone Reception

Mobile telephone reception can be poor in Robin Hoods Bay and surrounding areas however it is possible to get 4G & 3G in many places


Green Bags are for General waste and collected every other week on a Wednesday or Thursday

Blue Bags are for Recycling and collected the opposite week to Green Bags on a Wednesday or Thursday

You may only recycle the following in Blue Bags:



Plastic Bottles

Plastic Food Pots – Yoghurt Pots, Baked Bean Pots etc…

Plastic Food Trays

You may only recycle the following in Blue Bags:

Margarine Tubs

Aerosol Cans

Tin Cans


Orange Bags are for all waste (Sorted by Scarborough Borough Council) and are a paid for service collected every week on a Wednesday or Thursday

Where external bins are available please remove internal waste bags to the external bins

Please do not put Black or White bin liners in the external bins as the Waste Removal service will not collect them

Please do not put waste or recycling directly in bins as this will also not be collected all waste must be bagged

If you have excess waste or No External Bins please take your rubbish to the Bin Chutes on Albion Road

Please do not leave exposed bin bags on the street as they will attract and be torn apart by wildlife, most commonly Badgers and Seagulls


General Information

Cash Machines

There are no cash machines in Robin Hoods Bay, Fylingthorpe or the neighbouring villages. Sainsburys supermarket is the closest cash machine. There are many cash machines in the centre of Whitby.

Some pubs may offer cash back however there is usually a minimum spend of £10 in many when paying by card

Baytown Stores in the upper village of Robin Hoods Bay offers a cash back service

You may also be able to make cash withdrawals from your Bank at the post office


There are no supermarkets in Robin Hood’s Bay. There are supermarkets situated in Whitby which is a 6-mile drive away

The Food Warehouse

The Food Warehouse is situated on Fairfield Way just off Stainsacre Lane (A171) heading in to Whitby

Postcode: YO22 4PU

Open Monday to Saturday 8am - 9pm

Open Sunday 10am - 4pm


Aldi is situated on Fairfield Way, just off Stainsacre Lane (A171) heading in to Whitby

Postcode: YO22 4PU

Open Monday to Saturday 8am - 10pm

Open Sunday 10am - 4pm


Sainsburys is situated on Stainsacre Lane (A171) heading into Whitby

Postcode: YO22 4NL

Open Monday to Saturday 8am – 10pm

Open Sunday 10am – 4pm


Lidl is situated on Stakesby Road in Whitby

Postcode: YO21 1HS

Open Monday to Saturday 8am – 10pm

Open Sunday 10am – 4pm


Co-op is situated in the centre of Whitby on Langborne Road, set back to the left of the Train Station

Postcode: YO21 1YW

Open Monday to Saturday 7am – 10pm.

Open Sunday 10am – 4pm.

General Stores

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, convenience and frozen food items. Also logs, kindling, beach items and souvenirs

Opening hours vary and change dependent 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 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

Boots Pharmacy

Boots is situated in the centre of Whitby on Baxtergate

Boots: 01947 602219

Petrol Station

Fylingdales Service Station

Situated on the A171 heading towards Scarborough approximately 5 miles from Robin Hoods Bay

Open Monday to Friday 7:30am – 7pm

Open Saturday 8:30am - 6pm

Open Sunday 9:30am – 6pm

Sainsburys Petrol Station

Sainsburys Petrol Station is situated on Stainsacre Lane (A171) heading into Whitby

Postcode: YO22 4NL

Open Monday to Sunday 7am – 11pm

Bay Taxis

Provides private hire services covering short journeys, nights out, luggage transfers, shopping trips & airport transfers. This service will also pick up and drop off in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay

Contact: 01947 880603 or

Arriva X93 Bus Service

The X93 Bus service runs from Scarborough to Middlesbrough via Fylingthorpe, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. During the summer holidays this service is a hop on hop off service with sightseeing commentary


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Food & Drink

Hours of service are at the discretion of each individual establishment and may vary throughout the year. Some establishments may offer entertainment like Quizzes or Live Music. Some establishments may also be under temporary closure. Do check individual establishments websites and social media for up to date information

Food & Drink Lower Robin Hood’s Bay

Fish Box Take Away & Eat In (top of the lower village)

Serving an assortment of freshly cooked fish, chicken, chips, pies, jacket potatoes and a selection of hot and cold beverages. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating area


Telephone: 01947 880595

Facebook: @Fishboxwhitby

Instagram: @fish_box_whitby

The Laurel Inn

A cosy dog friendly pub with a snug room, roaring fires in the Winter and serving Real Ales all year round. Although The Laurel Inn does not serve food, sandwiches purchased from Bay Fisheries are permitted to be consumed on the premises

Telephone: 01947 880400

Facebook: @laurelinnpub

The Cove

The Cove is a family and dog friendly cafe serving breakfast, lunch, bakery products, a range of specialty teas and coffees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Pizza is also available on select evenings in summer

Home to The Old Chapel, The Cove host’s Civil Weddings. It is possible to hire this venue for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Available to hire for other events also


Telephone: 01947 880180 or Email:

Facebook: @thecoverhbcafe

Instagram: @thecove_rhb


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

Facebook: @BrownsRHB

Instagram: @brownsrhb

Elle Estelles

Elle Estelles serve through breakfast and lunch offering a range of sandwiches, light bites, cakes and hot and cold beverages. Dogs are welcome at the outside tables

Morwen Le Faye Tearoom

This cute little Tearoom serves cakes, sandwiches, scones, hot and cold beverages. Afternoon teas or specials may also be on offer. Dogs are welcome at the tables outside

Facebook: @morwentea

Instagram: @morwentea

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

Brambles Bistro

Brambles Bistro Brunch, Lunch & Grill serves fresh local produce. Open for dining and drinking. Last sitting for children 12 and under at 5:30pm leave by 7:00pm. Dogs are welcome inside and out. 

Booking is recommended


Telephone: 01947 880094

Smugglers Inn

Atmospheric Bar and Bistro, serves fresh stonebaked Pizza, Burgers, lite bites & sides, for eating in or takeaway. Smugglers also welcome non-dining customers into their bar areas. Dogs are welcome too.

Booking recommended by messaging.


Facebook: @thesmugglersinnpub

Fish Cottage

Serving an assortment of delicious freshly cooked fish & seafood dishes, chips, sides, an assortment of beverages and much more

Telephone: 01947 511033

Instagram: @maidmarionsfisheries_rhb

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

Ye Dolphin

Currently closed.

Telephone: 01947 880337

The Bay Hotel

Sitting in the dock the Bay Hotel marks the end of Alfred Wainwright’s 192-mile Coast to Coast walk. A family orientated and dog friendly pub, serving Real Ales, home cooked food and daily specials

The Bay Hotel also has Wainwrights Bar, open during peak times of the year

The Bay Hotel is available for functions, wedding receptions and parties


Telephone: 01947 880278 or Email:

Instagram: @thebayhotelrhb

The Galley On The Quarterdeck

Takeaway service only you will find a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes, homemade soup, snack products and hot and cold drinks

Also sells hot fresh sugared ring donuts


Contact: 01947 878111 or

Facebook: @galleyinthebay

Quarterdeck Cafe & Bar | Boggle Hole Youth Hostel

Family and dog friendly and a great stop for walks along the beach or cliff. Hot meals, light bites, snacks, cakes, ice-cream and hot and cold beverages. Also serves alcohol

Indoor and outdoor seating available

Facebook: @YHABoggleHole

Instagram: @yhaboglehole

Food & Drink Upper Robin Hood’s Bay

The Grosvenor Hotel

The Grosvenor serves home cooked fresh food from their bar menu and specials board along with a selection of Cask Beers. There is a Pool Table and Dartboard also

Family friendly, dogs are also welcome. The restaurant is also available for hire for special occasions


Contact: 01947 880320 or Email:

Facebook: @Grosvenorhotel1234

The Victoria Hotel:

The Victoria Hotel offers a choice of family and dog friendly dining. A traditional bar, sea view restaurant and Orangery which looks out over the lower village of Robin Hoods Bay and the Bay itself. There is also the coffee shop and tea room and large beer garden also overlooking the Bay

Offering a selection of menus The Victoria Hotel serves breakfast, bar meals, afternoon tea, restaurant meals, Sunday lunch and a selection of Real Ales

The Victoria Hotel also hosts Civil Weddings and other special occasions

Restaurant and Orangery booking is recommended


Contact: 01947 880205

Facebook: @victoriarhb

Instagram: @thevictoriahotelrhb

Food & Drink Near By

The Fylingdales Inn | Fylingthorpe

A traditional country pub serving fresh home cooked food from the menu and specials board. The Fylingdales Inn also serves a selection of Real Ales and Sunday lunches


Contact: 01947 880433

Facebook: @TheFylingdalesInn

The Hare & Hounds | Hawsker

The Hare & Hounds serves fresh locally sourced seasonal food from their menu and specials boards. Also on offer are Pie day, Steak night, Sunday lunches and a selection of Real Ales. A family and dog friendly pub

Booking is recommended


Contact: 01947 880453

Facebook: @TheHareAndHoundsHawsker

Instagram: @thehareandhoundshawsker

Falling Foss Tea Garden | Sneaton Forest in Whitby | YO22 5JD

Open air tea garden situated at the top of a beautiful waterfall “Falling Foss”. Serving a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, cakes, cream teas, Baytown Coffee and various other hot and cold beverages. The bacon sandwiches come very highly recommended

There is all sorts of fun to be had at Falling Foss Tea Garden with lots to do for the children, dog friendly and acres of woods to explore too it really is a fabulous place for all

Falling Foss Tea Garden is also available for private functions and Civil Weddings

Generally open seasonally from April to September. Do check the Facebook page for any changes to service, closures, private functions,or indeed if the Tea Gardens are open for a longer season


Contact: 07723 477929

Facebook: Falling Foss Tea Garden

Instagram: @fallingfossteagarden

Food & Drink in Whitby, Scarborough & The North York Moors

There really are just too many great places to eat and drink in Whitby, Scarborough and the many villages spread across the picturesque North York Moors National Park to list. However, popping out for the day and don’t want to get stuck for somewhere good to eat or drink don’t hesitate to get in touch for top tips. We can make recommendations for family friendly, dog friendly, Fish Restaurants, Fish & Chips, fast food, snacks and so much more.

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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


Facebook: @JessicaHogarthShop

Instagram: @jessicahogarthshop

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

Jacs Art  | Paintings Inspired by the Local Area

Facebook: @jacsartpage

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

Facebook: @samsmuirlea

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

Facebook: Paws of Robin Hood’s Bay

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

Facebook: @Theolddrapery

Instagram: @theolddrapery

Berties of Bay | Heritage Clothing Store


Facebook: @BertiesBay

Instagram: @bertiesofbay

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

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

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


Facebook: @FEWgifts

John Gilbert Antiques | A Wide Range of Antiques

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

Facebook: @thehiggledypig

Instagram: @thehiggledypig

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


Facebook: @paperdragoncrafts

Instagram: @paperdragoncraftsrhb

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Out & About

Here on the Yorkshire Coast and in the North York Moors National park there is so much to do. Walking and hiking, Horse Riding, explore woodlands and forests. Learn wild foraging, learn to surf or stand up paddleboard, trek with Llamas or try beach yoga. Take cookery classes, go Whale watching, or maybe you just want to sit back and relax. Indulge on local seafood, locally brewed Ales or locally distilled Gin while taking in your breathtaking surroundings.

There really is just too much to tell you about

Useful Websites

Because we couldn’t possibly tell you about everything there is to do, here are some useful websites:

Robin Hood’s Bay:

North York Moors National Park:

Welcome to Whitby:

Visit Scarborough:

Visit York:

Dalby Forest:

North Yorkshire Moors Railway:

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Emergency Information

Accident & Emergency

Minor Injuries Unit at Whitby Hospital, Springhill, Whitby, YO21 1EE

01947 824208.

Open daily 8am - 11pm Only

A&E, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, YO12 6QL

01723 368111

24-hour service

Doctors Surgery

Station Road, Robin Hoods Bay, YO22 4RA

01947 880230 or 01947 820888 for Emergencies only

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Wednesdays 8:30am - 12pm

Gas Leaks 0800 111999

Water Supply Enquiries 0800 573553

Electricity Emergencies or Failures 0800 668877

Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline 01723 384444

Police (Non-Emergency) 101


Emergency 999

Humberside 01262 672317

Auxiliary Coastguard Andy Nugent 01947 880352


There are defibrillators situated at the following in Robin Hoods Bay:

There are also defibrillators situated at:

Bank Top Toilets | Access Code: 9999

The Bay Hotel in The Dock | Access Code: C159X

Other Locations:

Boggle Hole Youth Hostel 01947 880352

The Flask Service Station 01947 880291

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