British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Robin Hoods Bay Beach

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A large pictuesque bay with some sandy areas and extensive rock reefs exposed at low tide. Robin Hood's Bay has a dock for small boats and some good local pubs and restaurants surrounding the bay

Beach Type

Sand and Rock


Local pubs and a hotel
Public toilets
A local campsite and a museum


A good spot for surfing and other watersports
Visit the local museum or take a tour on horseback from the local riding centre

Water Quality





No dog restrioctions.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Whitby TIC. Langborne Road. Whitby YO21 1YN [email protected] 01947 602674


Nearest town: Whitby
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4304, -0.527659
Postcode: YO22 4SJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Whitby, North Yorkshire at Explore Britain.


Off the A171 south of Whitby

Public Transport

bus service between Scarborough and Whitby stops off at Robin Hood's Bay

Nearest Railway Stations

Whitby (Approx. 5 miles away)
Ruswarp (Approx. 5 miles away)
Sleights (Approx. 6 miles away)
Grosmont (Approx. 8 miles away)
Egton (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are two car parks overlooking the bay

Nearby Car Parks

Bank Top, Robin Hood's Bay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Station, Robin Hood's Bay (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Boggle Hole, Robin Hood's Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Sledgates, Fylingthorpe (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Falling Foss Picnic Place, Littlebeck (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
The Falcon Inn, Staintondale (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
May Beck, Littlebeck (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Abbey Headland, Whitby (Medium/Long stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Marina (Back), Whitby (Long stay).
About 5 miles away
Marina (Front), Whitby (Short stay).
About 5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitby