Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby. Open daily. Free Entry

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There are two pay and display car parks overlooking the bay, Bank Top (0.4 miles) and Station Car Park (0.5 miles). The bay is wheelchair accessible although as this is a beach it may be slightly bumpy. The village is a traffic free zone, from the car parks it is about a 20 minute walk down a very steep hill to get to the shore. The nearest accessible toilets are in the Station Car Park (closed in winter).


Brief Description:

Robin Hood’s Bay features sandy family friendly beaches, fossils and the Dinosaur Coast. It is swamped with history. During the 18th century, Robin Hood’s Bay was the busiest smuggling community on the Yorkshire coast. There is evidence of people in the area during the Bronze Age. It also has a Quality Coast Award.


Further Information


Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4SJ





01947 602674 (Tourist information)




Opening Hours:

Open daily.



From Whitby follow the A171 towards Scarborough for about 2.5 miles turning left at Hawsker to Robin Hood’s Bay.

From Scarborough follow the A171 towards Whitby for approximately 15 miles turning

right down to Robin Hood’s Bay.

 OS NZ 953048



Nearest railway stations are Whitby (5 miles away) and Ruswarp (5 miles away). A bus service runs between Scarborough and Whitby, stopping at Robin Hood’s Bay. For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.



There is a wealth of attractions in the local area including, hotels, b&bs, bars, restaurants, cafés, camp-sites and shopping.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
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