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.

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 5 beaches at Whitby, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 13.1℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (SSW)

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.

Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:04 (Height 2.17m)
   High Tide at 10:37 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 16:57 (Height 2.51m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 4.56m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:47 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 12:13 (Height 4.69m)
   Low Tide at 18:30 (Height 2.36m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 00:29 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 07:11 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 13:26 (Height 4.99m)
   Low Tide at 19:37 (Height 2.04m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 01:33 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 14:19 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 20:28 (Height 1.71m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 02:23 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 08:57 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 15:02 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 1.43m)
Sun 09 Oct
   High Tide at 03:06 (Height 5.72m)
   Low Tide at 09:39 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 15:41 (Height 5.63m)
   Low Tide at 21:49 (Height 1.24m)
Mon 10 Oct
   High Tide at 03:46 (Height 5.87m)
   Low Tide at 10:16 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 16:18 (Height 5.66m)
   Low Tide at 22:25 (Height 1.13m)

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