My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Robin Hoods Bay in Winter

Robin Hoods Bay is a small village on the east coast of North Yorkshire a few miles from Whitby and over the years has become a really popular tourist trap due to wide coverage in travel guides and magazines. My family have been going to Robin Hoods Bay for around 70 years and have owned a string of cottages there. My 87 year old grandmother (B) lives there in a cottage overlooking the sea that dates back to 1648 and we love to go and visit as itโ€™s a home from home.

I have been going to Robin Hoods Bay since I was born and there would be many weeks during the school holidays that me, my sister and my cousin would stay at the Bay with parents, aunts and uncles. They were some of the best times that I had as a kid, and its all come full circle as me and my cousin now take our kids there for days out as the next generation comes along.

Today we all went up to Robin Hoods Bay, there were 11 of us in total (7 adults and 4 kids) and had a great time on the beach in the morning, to the pub for lunch with a beer and then a stroll along the old railway line. For a mid February day we were very lucky with the weather and it was quite sunny, but crisp and cold.

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We’ve come back with quite a bit of sand as usual in shoes, wellies and soggy kids jeans from paddling in pools that were too deep, but had a super relaxing day.


  • Carla

    I’m very jealous – have never been ๐Ÿ™

  • Elaine

    I love travelling down the coast from Redcar through Runswick Bay, Staithes and on to Whitby and occasionally down to Robin Hoods Bay and then coming home through the countryside – makes for a perfect day out – don’t think the rest of the country realise what a beautiful part of the country we live in.