Robin Hoods Bay Beach

Robin Hoods Bay beach is a large beach in a small fishing hamlet situated on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast just south of Whitby, the bay is located on a steep hill and marks one end of the coast to coast walk.

This beach is a great family location with the beach being shingle with many rock pools and is also large enough to cope with the summer crowds.

The Coastal walk between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay is one of the best parts of the Cleveland Way National Trail and you can imagine why in the 18th Century the bay was reported to be one of the busiest smuggling communities on the Yorkshire coast.

Facilities include toilets, pubs, car park (although at the top of a steep hill), restaurants, shops, slipway and the Old Coastguard Station is one of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centres, exhibition and tourist information all at one location.

Robin Hoods Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Robin Hoods Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Robin Hoods Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

Robin Hoods Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 12.1 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 23partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 12.7 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Mar 24fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Mar 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Mar 26rain
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Mar 27sleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)

Whitby weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Robin Hoods Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Robin Hoods Bay Beach is at Whitby 8.05 km (5.00 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 22 Mar
   High Tide at 04:20 (Height 5.68m)
   Low Tide at 10:30 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 16:27 (Height 5.92m)
   Low Tide at 22:59 (Height 0.36m)
Thu 23 Mar
   High Tide at 05:00 (Height 5.68m)
   Low Tide at 11:08 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 17:07 (Height 5.95m)
   Low Tide at 23:36 (Height 0.47m)
Fri 24 Mar
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 5.57m)
   Low Tide at 11:44 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 17:47 (Height 5.82m)
Sat 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:11 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 06:16 (Height 5.39m)
   Low Tide at 12:19 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 5.58m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:46 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 06:52 (Height 5.15m)
   Low Tide at 12:56 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 19:08 (Height 5.24m)
Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:20 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 07:30 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 13:35 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 4.85m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:57 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 08:12 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 14:22 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 20:46 (Height 4.46m)

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