Robin Hood's Bay Beach
Robin Hood's Bay beach is one of the most diverse in the area. To as you walk down the slipway, from the Dock, you'll find a mixture of rocky scars and sand. The scars which protrude out into the North Sea are home to a wide variety of small sea creatures, nestled in rock pools. Look out for starfish, sea anemones, crabs and small fish. Be aware that some of the pools are deeper than they look - so be careful! You'll also enjoy the expanse of sand, beneath the sea wall. A great space for flying kites, playing games or building sandcastles.
If you head south, you can walk down the beach to Boggle Hole. There's a Youth Hostel with an excellent cafe which is open to non-residents. Passing Boggle Hole the next stop is Stoup Beck. Arguably this is the best section of sand between Bay and Ravenscar!
Provided the tides are in your favour, it is possible to walk all the way to Ravenscar. Here you'll find a seal colony nestled at the bottom of the cliff. Beware though, they're quite grumpy!
In recent years, Robin Hood's Bay has become a popular spot for Stand Up Paddleboarding. However, it remains the perfect beach for a traditional seaside break. With donkey rides, ice creams, paddling, sandcastle building, sunbathing and much more to enjoy!
Remember, always check the tide times.
Family Friendly Activities
Robin Hood's Bay is a fantastic location for families. The village is very family-friendly. Most pubs have family rooms and places offering food are often well-used to catering for children.
At the top of the Bank, you'll find a well-maintained childrens' play park. It features an amazing climbing frame in the shape of a ship! There's a second playpark in Fylingthorpe, near the village shop.
The beach is, of course, very child friendly. Be careful to mind the tide times and beware sharp rocks and deep rock pools. And for those whose children enjoy a walk, you'll find hours of fun exploring the footpaths and trails.
There's a good selection of gift shops, sweet shops along with cafes and take-aways to keep you fuelled up. Robin Hood's Bay's rich history will provide ample intrigue as you explore the village. Why not visit the village museum, or go on a ghost walk and discover some of Bay's hidden secrets!
Bicycle hire is available in Hawsker (only a couple of miles away). Older children may well enjoy the taste of freedom - navigating the Cinder Track up to Ravenscar.
Whatever the size of your family or age of your children, you're bound to find plenty to enjoy in Robin Hood's Bay.