Holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, England
Choose Robin Hood's Bay for a scenic self-catering holiday by the seaside, North Yorkshire's rugged coastline has many gems for those seeking unspoiled fishing villages with their traditions intact. One such village is Robin Hood's Bay. Much of its charm is to be found in the oldest part of the village, with old cottages lining steep, narrow streets. Discover models and memorabilia in the visitor centre at the Old Coastguard Station. Displays tell the story of the bay's smuggling past, and you'll also see wildlife such as crabs and anemones. Learn more about smugglers, shipwrecks and the fishing industry at Robin Hood's Bay Museum.
Facts about Robin Hood's Bay for Cottage Holidays
Take back some souvenirs from the independent shops in the village, some of which offer antiques and arts and crafts made by local artists, including items made from the famous Whitby jet.
Attractions to Discover From Robin Hood's Bay
- Escape the daily grind and walk the trails in Sneaton Forest, followed by refreshments at Falling Foss Tea Garden.
- Whitby is only five miles away, where you can view the ruins of Whitby Abbey, play on the sandy beaches, stroll round the harbour and learn about the explorer, James Cook.
- For a larger seaside resort, Scarborough is 15 miles from Robin Hood's Bay. South Bay is livelier, with amusement arcades, and North Bay is quieter. Take in a traditional seaside show or go boating on the lake at Peasholm Park.
Whatever you opt to do on your cottage break, this is one of North Yorkshire's most picturesque seaside areas and the area is well placed for discovering some of the best of the North Yorkshire coastline.