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Exploring Robin Hoods Bay (Yorkshire) 

May 1, 2017

We are currently in the gorgeous Yorkshire town of Whitby, it’s been years since we’ve been up in this part of England and we couldn’t wait to show Lochlan some of the beautiful coast line.

Yesterday we drove the 5 miles from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. This sleepy sea side town in known for its lovely family friendly beaches, fossil finds and coastal walks. 

I would recommend parking in one of the carparks at the top of the hill. There is limited parking in the actual township and it is an incredibly steep hill to drive down! Parking costs £4 for 4 hours. 

You can then walk take several routes down to the seaside and into the town. We chose to head straight to the beach. Enjoying the stunning views on the way down, I have to admit I did wonder if we would make it back up again! 

When the tide is out the beach becomes a oasis of rock pools. Perfect for little people to explore! L had his bucket and fishing net ready to catch sharks….you have to love the optimism! 

We spent a good hour exploring the rock pools up and down the beach. It was very busy being the weekend so there were lots of rock poolers trying to find hidden treasures. Unfortunately all we managed to find was a few shells and one dead crab. L absolutely loved splashing around in the water and playing beach detective. 

We headed into the town for a bite to eat at a little place called The Bay Belles tea rooms. Unfortunately it wasn’t the best lunch we have ever eaten and wouldn’t recommend it. There are quite a few other places to eat though and had we planned a bit better we would have packed a picnic! 

After lunch L raided the sweet shop pic ‘n’ mix. We then headed back down to the beach to explore the other side beach. It was starting to get very chilly so we decided to start the climb back to the carpark. It was at this moment that I realised how unfit I actually am! 

Its safe to say that we were all exhausted after all that fresh sea air and epic climb! If you are visiting the North Yorkshire area making a trip this idealic seaside town if definitely worth it!! 

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Thank for reading

L x 

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  1. You lucky lucky things! We’ve always wanted to visit Whitby! The nearest we got was Scarborough x Those rock pools look amazing! Popping over from the first ever #ExplorerKids linky 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you for visiting! Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are so beautiful, definitely worth a trip! You could spend hours exploring the rock pools 🙂

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments! He was very enthusiastic about catching sharks, he settled for some shells in the end 🙂

  2. Oh just gorgeous – Robin Hood Bay looks and sounds lovely, what a big crab. I am sad to say Yorkshire is one place I’ve never visited. My Dad lived in Lincolnshire for may years but we never ventured further north, One day….
    Thanks for linking with our first #ExplorerKids
    Sarah

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! It really is worth the trek up to Whitby and the surrounding areas 🙂 so many interesting places to explore!

  3. This is so beautiful! We’ve been to Whitby once – 2 years ago in the middle of Summer, but not to Robin Hoods Bay. We went to the one near Dracula Castle. This bay seem to be more calmer, as the one we’ve been to was extremely busy. We didn’t find any crabs or prawns like you did either – so very well done! We’ll love to go there again one day. Looks like your little lad had a fabulous time! 🙂

    Thank you for linking up with us on * The #ExplorerKids Linky *. xx

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Robin Hoods Bay is fantastic for the little ones. It does get very busy in the summer though! We visited during term time so it’s was alot quieter than usual. It’s worth taking a walk up the beach to find a quieter spot 🙂

  4. Lol to the steep hill driving down. That would show me to alway drive and never have to walk back up it! Rock pooling isa new discovery for N #explorerkids

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