Robin Hood's Bay
This attractive fishing village with a history of smuggling clings to the cliffside about 5 miles south-west of
Robin Hood's Bay has narrow streets and hidden alleyways between its houses and cottages of sandstone with red pantile roofs.
There is a very steep descent through the village to the slipway to the beach and sea from car parks and bus stops at top of the cliff. There are also flatter walking routes along the old railway which used to run between Scarborough and Whitby.
The beach at Robin Hood's Bay has a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award.
Robin Hood's Bay has a beach.
Robin Hood's Bay is in the North York Moors National Park.
Robin Hood's Bay has a choice of pubs.
Cafe and pub food is available in Robin Hood's Bay.
Takeaway food outlets in the village include fish and chips.
Restaurant and bistro dining can be found in Robin Hood's Bay.
Robin Hood's Bay has a village store and local traders. Robin Hood's Bay offers gifts and other goods.
The village has a Post Office.
Places to stay in Robin Hood's Bay include hotel, guest house, holiday home, camping accommodation.
Robin Hood's Bay has a village hall - Fylingdales Village Hall.
There are public toilets in the village.
Robin Hood's Bay has an old parish church - The old St Stephen's Church of 1822 is owned by the Churches Conservation Trust.
Place of worship: Anglican, Methodist.
A school is in the nearby neighbouring village of Fylingthorpe.
Bus travelThe village has buses to neighbouring towns and villages.
Road travelRobin Hood's Bay can be reached via the B1447
Places to visit
Heritage coastA stretch of 36 miles of coastline makes up the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast. This is Yorkshire's Jurassic Coast, where ammonites can easily be found and occasionally bones from marine reptiles and dinosaurs have been discovered. For more see our
North York Moors National ParkStretching inland from the coast between
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
A heritage railway running for 18 miles through the beautiful scenery of the
For details see the
Whitby AbbeyThe hilltop of the East Cliff at
More information at the
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilFylingdales Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
Link to council website
District authorityScarborough Borough Council
Scarborough Borough Council covers a large district extending for around 40 miles along the coast to the north and south of
A large proportion of the district is within the North York Moors National Park.
Elections are held every four years.
A revision of wards on the council from May 2019 means the number of wards of Scarborough Borough Council is reduced from 25 to 20 and the number of councillors elected is reduced from 50 to 46. Each ward has one, two or three councillors.
Scarborough Borough Council website.
The political composition after the 2019 election was:
County authorityNorth Yorkshire County Council
Includes the Scarborough borough and six other non-unitary districts of North Yorkshire.
Police and Crime CommissionerPolice and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire
Covers the county of North Yorkshire and City of York.
Fire AuthorityThe North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was previously governed by the North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority made up of elected members from across the broad areas of North Yorkshire and City of York councils which it serves. Following a ministerial announcement in June 2018 the governance of the fire service was transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire from 15 November 2018.
Further information at the