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Robin Hood's Bay

It's probably one of the most photographed locations in the world: no trip to this part of the world is complete without a visit to Robin Hood's Bay.

Make sure you have plenty of energy - that steep street snaking down from the clifftop to the beach at the bottom, and lined with lovely cottages, shops and cafes, which seems even steeper on the way back up!

New for 2017 is the mosaic on the parapet wall overlooking the sea, believed to be one of the longest in the country and depicting a timeline of events in Robin Hood's Bay, from the Jurassic period to the present day, including fossils, smuggling, shipwrecks, storms, fishing and wildlife.

Robin Hood’s Bay has a strong literary heritage, too – writer Leo Walmsley grew up there, and his Bramblewick series is set in the town.

Robin Hood's Bay is the eastern end of Alfred Wainwright's famous 190 mile Coast to Coast walk, and is also a popular stopping off point for those walking the Cleveland Way. And if you're on the coast over the winter, the festive Victorian Weekend in early December is worth a visit!

Just a little bit about Robin Hood's Bay...

The historic fishing community, once a centre for smuggling, starts high up on the cliff and then tumbles steeply down to the beach, with intriguing alleyways and side streets leading off the main street. 
 
Robin Hood's Bay beach is family-friendly and great for the fossil hunter.

Robin Hood's Bay - Jurassic Coast

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay - Victorian Weekend

For such a tiny place, there’s a huge amount going on in Robin Hood's Bay, with great cafes and shops, regular music events and festivals.

Robin Hood's Bay in early each December hosts a popular Victorian Christmas Weekend with all sorts of festivities and japes.

Plan Your Visit

 
Coast to Coast - Robin Hood's Bay
Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay Beach

What's On in Robin Hood's Bay

What's On in Robin Hood's Bay

Events from
date event
Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug Friday Evening Music Train at Esk Valley Railway, Whitby
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug North York Moors Chamber Music Festival at North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Whitby
Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug The Magical Travelling Circus at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug Whitby Folk Week at Whitby - various venues, Whitby
Sat 19 - Mon 21 Aug Whitby Regatta at Whitby - various venues, Whitby
Tue 22 Aug Junior Rangers at Ravenscar, Ravenscar

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Jenny Morten - Tilting Bowls

'Angle of Repose' - new ceramics by Jenny Morten

Bridlington

Sat 5 Aug - Sun 17 Sep 2017

'Angle of Repose' is the title of an exhibition of new ceramics by Jenny Morten, The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th August - 17th September at Morten Gallery, Old Town, Bridlington, E. Yorks.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Di and Viv and Rose @ SJT

Di and Viv and Rose

Scarborough

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

Performed in the Round auditorium this is a funny, moving and surprising story of three friends whose relationship spans 30 dramatic years.......

Free Summer Shows at the OAT

Free Shows - Tony Peers Productions

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Come to the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough for a free Tony Peers Stage show!

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

Scarborough

Mon 7 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

Have A Beach Day

Bridlington

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Hit the beach and join us for a 'Have A Beach Day' where we'll be celebrating all things active on the coast! So bring a picnic, get involved and have fun on the beach! Bridlington South Cliff Beach (Below the Park & Ride)

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Naval Warfare

Naval Warfare

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

If you're visiting Scarborough, the world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see. A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time!

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Whitby

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Scarborough

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whales Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Sister Act

Sister Act The Musical

Scarborough

Tue 15 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

This glittering tribute to the power of friendship, sisterhood and music, tells the story of Delores Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes an unexpected turn when she stumbles upon a murder.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

Magical Travelling Circus

The Magical Travelling Circus

Whitby

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Roll up! Roll up! Acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town and they're telling Grimm's fairy tales. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audien

Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Three Tenors In Concert With The Spa Orchestra

Scarborough

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Gala Night: Three Tenors at The Spa

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Beach Sport Sessions

Bridlington

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Head to the beach this summer with your friends for some Beach Sports action... Come and try beach cricket, football, dodgeball and more!

Blondie Tribute

Blondie Tribute

Filey

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Come and see the 'One way or another' Blonde tribute at the Filey Evron Centre.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Scarborough

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Aug 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son