More Information about Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire Moors, England

Robin Hood's Bay village is a popular place with tourists so don't expect to have it to yourself if you go in season. There are some public toilets there but, like others I encountered in this part of Yorkshire, they are not particularly pleasant. You are probably better off, assuming that you may have refreshments whilst you're here, using the toilet in a cafe.

When the tide is out it leaves a vast rock platform exposed which may yield fossils if examined. I can remember when I visited in the past that the rock, then, seemed fairly 'clean' but this time it was covered in barnacles and sea weed although there were some bare patches. It may be better, if you want to look for fossils, to go early in the year when the rocks may have been scoured clean by the winter storms. I did find some fossils when I was here last.

There is a bookshop at the bottom of King Street, on the right looking uphill, which also serves good coffee and the seating is provided by some very comfy sofas. We had lunch in the 'Swell Cafe Bar' in Chapel Street which has a modern style interior and provides very good light lunches. If you can find it then I can recommend it! Smiley