Robin Hoods Bay Beach

Robin Hoods Bay Beach: Address, Robin Hoods Bay Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Robin Hoods Bay Beach
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK3,921 contributions
Sunrise and fossil hunting on the beach!
Oct 2020
It is a short 5 minute walk down to the beach from the nearby carpark - we were at nearest carpark, which is off Station Road at roundabout. The path to the beach is steep, but paved and easy to walk on - even in the dark! We then walked up via the Sea Wall path and through the old village, following the steps by the main road back to the carpark.

We had read that the beach is recommended for fossil hunting, so we decided to try our luck! We arrived 6am end of October to watch the sunrise! and walked down to the beach in the dark. There was a large flat rock perfect for the two of us to sit and admire the sky changing colours as the sun came up... and take lots of photos!

Then we walked to the left of the path and along the bottom of the cliffs - not too close to avoid the constantly falling small rocks and dirt! The cliffs are so crumbly you can actually pick rocks off the cliff face with no effort so definitely best not to get too close!

We spent around an hour hunting amongst the slate rocks near the cliffs and found dozens of great examples of fossilised shells :-) We took our photos and left the fossils in a pile for the next visitor to find - please leave them for others to enjoy.

We then walked up via the Sea Wall path, which is not such a direct route back to the carpark, but I really enjoyed seeing all the lovely mosaic art pieces along the sea wall - highly recommend the short detour to go this way.

There are parking charges but we left before 9am, so did not have to pay anything. Strangely the carpark was nearly full when we arrived before 6am, so can only assume local residents use the carpark to park for free overnight?
Written January 6, 2021
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Patricia Ó ☘🇮🇪
Yorkshire, UK1,145 contributions
Lovely place!!!
Nov 2020 • Family
Absolutely love Robin Hoods Bay, the beach is wonderful, lost of little coves and smugglers cave. Beautiful place, lots to do and see, a great place for families!
Written November 14, 2020
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nikang
Derby, UK370 contributions
A lovely place to visit
Nov 2020
a really nice old sea village a must if your in the area - pubs-cafes-gift shops-all here.
a place which seems to send you back in time - again a great beach - bit of a treck up from the village if you park at the top of the hill but well worth it.
Written November 1, 2020
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jah13975
Manchester, UK16 contributions
Lazy hazy October day
Oct 2020
We loved sunbathing on the rocks in October, and had fun looking for fossils on the beach. There is a wonderful fossil shop on the way down. I'm very pleased with my trilobite gift :)
Written October 29, 2020
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mysonjohn
England, UK145 contributions
pretty and traditional
Sep 2020
A beautiful and historic place, with artisan shops housed in traditional houses lining the steep fisherman's village street. At the bottom is a beautiful harbour with small beach. Lots of photographic opportunities and I saw a couple of artists painting the side street scenes with their pretty flowers. A nice relaxing day out if a little busy. The only downside was cars coming past from the holiday cottages
Written October 24, 2020
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TJ10
Brigg, UK805 contributions
Lovely even in the autumn
Oct 2020 • Couples
A good sized beach for walking along even in the autumn/winter. The journey down is a narrow and steep hill but well worth it. Lots of quaint shops and cafes along the way. Definitely recommend.
Written October 15, 2020
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK597 contributions
Delightful
Oct 2020 • Couples
Tucked away, this attractive little beach is accessed through the old one-time fishing village. Today, you’ll need to park at the top of the hill - the carpark is as far as you can drive down through the more modern settlement, and then walk - even if you’re staying in one of the many holiday lets (there can be hardly a home in RHB that is still privately occupied). Find time to wonder the little lanes and look at the old fishermen’s houses (probably today in a better state than they’ve ever been). Some nice little shops, pubs and cafes. Then enjoy your steep walk back to the car.
Written October 12, 2020
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JoelKaziro
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
Rockeries you'll love
Oct 2020
When the tide goes out and the day is clear, this is a beautiful place to saunter. If you're feeling frisky, try taking the Cleveland way to the Alum works and then up to Ravenscar. You won't regret the views.
Written October 8, 2020
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK3,921 contributions
Nice beach - more rocky areas to explore than soft sand to lie on
Sep 2020
We walked from Sandsend to Ravenscar on Day 7 of our walking the Cleveland Way. The Cleveland Way took us directly through the narrow streets of Robin Hood's Bay.

Robin Hood's Bay was still very busy when we visited end of September on a lovely sunny day, so lots of people were enjoying the beach. The beach was large enough to social distance and tide was low, so there were lots of people walking the beach and exploring the rock pools. We saw the infamous ice-cream van on the beach! lol We took a few photos of the view and continued on our walk.
Written October 5, 2020
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Phil C
3 contributions
Plenty to see
Sep 2020
A busy beach used by families and dog walkers alike and is surrounded by cliffs with a great view around the cove. A ring of rocks is exposed with the tide recedes which is is taken advantage of by all including shellfish hunters and children searching rock pools all armed with buckets. When the tide returns look out for the ice cream van who leaves his escape from the beach as late as he can resulting in a drive through the oncoming waves and across rocks back to the causeway! If you log on to rhb live cam you are able to see live pictures from 3 positions, indeed if you select the camera showing the causeway and head over there you could wave to you family and friends! The pub on the causeway is the Bay hotel and is recommended.
Written September 23, 2020
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