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Travel the roads of history from Robin Hood's Bay cottages

The quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay is one of the best places for dog-friendly cottages in Whitby. This picturesque location is nestled on the bay near North York Moors National Park, giving you endless opportunities for fun and adventure with your dog. You can spend your time searching for fossils and shipwrecks in Saltwick Bay, wandering the wilderness trails of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast or exploring the grounds of the National Trust Old Coastguard Station with your dog, ensuring that you both have a fantastic time.

Things to do

Activities near Robin Hood’s Bay holiday cottages

Settle into your holiday rental and then visit some of the great local activities like the National Trust – The Old Coastguard Station, where you can view a museum focused on all aspects of seaside life. Saltwick Bay is a great place to explore alum quarries and shipwrecks, and you may even find a fossil. You can go hiking at North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast, or see the historic Old St. Stephen’s Church, Fylingdales, which is on the National Heritage List for England. Options for sightseeing near Robin Hood’s Bay holiday cottages are bountiful.


Activities and attractions in Robin Hood's Bay

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Robin Hood's Bay a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whitby Pavilion (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Whitby Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Alpamare (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • North Bay Railway (11.2 mi / 18 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Robin Hood’s Bay holiday homes

There are tons of outdoor activities just a stone’s throw from Robin Hood’s Bay holiday cottages. You can take the Captain Cook Experience and board an authentic replica of the HMS Endeavour and sail the high seas just like in the 18th century. Visit coastal villages like Scarborough or Bridlington, where you can walk the seashore and enjoy great seaside views. Take a walk through the North York Moors and see unspoiled nature in a pristine national park.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Robin Hood's Bay

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Robin Hood's Bay is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Pannett Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Whitby Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • North Bay Beach (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Peasholm Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • North Riding Forest Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)

Beach areas near Robin Hood’s Bay holiday homes

One of the most serene and romantic excursions you can take from your Robin Hood’s Bay holiday cottages is a walk along the beach. The nearest, and among the most popular, is Robin Hood’s Bay Beach, but other local places to take a quiet walk and enjoy the ocean breeze include Boggle Hole, Whitby Beach, and nearby Saltwick Bay Beach, all of which are sandy beaches with stunning seaside views, brilliant sunrises, and soft sand.

How to get around

Transport to Robin Hood’s Bay holiday homes

Transport options to get to and from your Robin Hood’s Bay holiday homes are plentiful. Among the most popular options and a great way to see the countryside is a steam train from York. Hiking and biking are also wonderful ways to see the countryside. Of course, it’s always possible to secure a car hire for the freedom to make your way as you please.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Robin Hood’s Bay

After you get settled in your holiday lettings, you’ll want to enjoy some of the best local cuisine northeast England’s pubs and restaurants have to offer. Chicken Parmo, made of breadcrumb-covered chicken covered in white sauce and topped with cheese, is a dish that must be experienced, and for classic, traditional English fare, try Panackelty, a casserole of corned beef and root vegetables. Pease pudding is an interesting dish made from split yellow peas soaked in stock and roasted for 40 minutes and then served with bacon or ham.

How many holiday rentals are available around Robin Hood's Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 957 holiday lettings around Robin Hood's Bay. From 608 cottages to 608 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Robin Hood's Bay? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Robin Hood's Bay. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Old Coastguard Station: 1,937 holiday lettings
  • Robin Hood's Bay Museum: 1,651 holiday lettings
  • Old Coastguard Station Visitor's Centre: 1,952 holiday lettings
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo: 1,474 holiday lettings
  • Whitby Beach: 1,865 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Robin Hood's Bay listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Robin Hood's Bay?

Yes, of course. offers 608 Cottages in Robin Hood's Bay. Our other popular types of Robin Hood's Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 608 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 209 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 114 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Robin Hood's Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Robin Hood's Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.