This beach has been named one of the best in the world - and it's only 30 miles away- Gazettelive.co.uk
Beaches in the Carribbean, California and Australia also made the list - so it is in great company
If you were asked to think of one of the world’s best beaches, you would probably dream up some remote coast miles and miles away from home.
But you don’t actually have to travel that far - a beach just 30 miles away from Teesside has been named one of the world’s best.
Robin Hood’s Bay near Whitbyhas made it into a list of the top 25 beaches across the globe.Published by Passport Magazine - an online magazine - the list also features beaches in the Caribbean, California and Australia.
Here’s how it was described.
“There’s no evidence to indicate that Robin Hood ever visited Robin Hood’s Bay. In fact, no one seems to know where this lovely Yorkshire village and surrounding beach got their name.
“No matter, though, it’s still as pretty a day trip (or weekend sojourn) as you could hope to take.
“Walk down the narrow lanes of this fishing village cum tourist destination, as they lead straight from the village to the rocky coastline. Jagged cliffs surround the curve of beach, the evocative village towers above it, and the North Sea stretches endlessly into the distance.
“Part of the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors National Park, the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay is one of several village beaches that are connected at low tide, so that you can walk all the way along the beach to neigh- boring villages such as Ravenscar.“With its chilly waters and often-cloudy skies, this is not a beach for swimming and tanning. Rather, it’s a photographer’s and scenery-gulper’s delight: the centuries-old houses and byways of the village rising behind, the craggy coast filled with Jurassic fossils and roiling gray waters, the beachcombing and strolling.
“Walking on the beach here is like stepping into the history and pre-history books, or, more appropriately, the ancient legends combined with some modern-day pirate stories from this isolated smuggler’s cove.
The other places on Passport Magazine’s list are:
• L’Espiguette beach, Aigues-Mortes, France
• Karekare Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
• Bocas Del Toro, Panama
• Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
• Búzios, Brazil
• Cape Town, South Africa
• Varadero Beach, Cuba
• Knip Beach, Curaçao
• China Beach, Danang, Vietnam
• Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
• Es Cavallet Beach, Ibiza, Spain
• Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
• Bells Beach, Melbourne, Australia
• Temae Beach, Moorea, Tahiti
• Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece
• Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, Oahu, Hawaii
• Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales
• Herring Cove, Provincetown, Massachusetts
• Punta Del Este, Uruguay
• Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
• Il Buco, Ostia, Rome, Italy
• Silver Strand State Beach, San Diego, California
• Tel Aviv, Israel
• Dune Beach, Toree Del Lago, Italy