things to do
The Old Bakehouse
A day on the beach
Streams, rockpools and caves beg to be explored, whilst a sweep of beach provides ample terrain for sandcastle building and sand-fairy making. Families, adventurers and explorers of all ages will lose hour after happy hour here.
When the tide is out, an attractive, small, sandy beach with rocks and rock pools is revealed and as Robin Hood’s Bay is on the Dinosaur Coast, at low tide the cliffs and rocks around the beach are popular with fossil hunters. Ammonites, belemnites and footprints from the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods are plentiful.
In more recent history the bay was known to have been used by smugglers, and there are reputed to be underground passages underneath some of the old houses in the village which lead down to the beach.