Robin Hood’s Bay
Perched at the edge of a wide sweeping bay, surrounded by lofty cliffs, lies the old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Before sail gave way to steam, the village had one of the largest fishing fleets on the Yorkshire Coast. Visitors can wander through the narrow, twisting, cobbled streets where baymen eluded the press gangs and smugglers secretly moved their contraband from one house to another.
The landscape of Robin Hood’s bay is spectacular. Lanes lead down to the shoreline, a beachcomber’s paradise with rockpools full of marine life, shells and fossils.