There are two car parks at the top the village but these can be full and there are queues of cars on busy summer days waiting for spaces to come available.
There is no parking in the old village - I did not even see disabled parking. This is presumably because the streets are so narrow and there is literally no where to park.
However taxis are allowed in to the old village and if you have accommodation in the old village it will be at least accessible by taxi.
The photo shows a car who did park at the harbour - how he ever managed to park here or even drive off from such a steep incline (with water and a wall behind him) is not known.
No Bank or ATM's in Robin Hoods Bay
Although you can enjoy a day out in Robin Hoods Bay without spending too much money, there isn't a bank or ATM here.
Nearest banks are in Whitby or Scarborough.
The Post Office/Off Licence and General Store on Station Road (In the upper part of Robin Hood's Bay) cashes cheques* (most major banks) accepts credit cards and offers cash back service on debit cards.
Shop open daily 0800-1800 (1930 Sat)
(Tel- 01947 880202)
Thorpe Stores & Post Office in Fylingthorpe offers the same services also .
(Tel 01947 880213)
Apparently there is a Cash machine here, but there is a charge for cash withdrawal.
Local shops accept cheques*/Visa/Switch etc
*In many shops/petrol stations etc in England, personal cheques are no longer accepted forms of payment, so probably better to presume that this is the case here.
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- Historical Travel
I have been going to RHB since I was a kid, (4yrs old) I now live & work and live USA for (#$@%), I report back and meet at least 6 times a year in UK at a location of my choice.
RHB is a great place to relax, summer and winter, anyone who knows the English coast line should know what to expect. So, to the guy who says RHB was a gloomy dull experience........ don't give me the "I was bored" BS excuse !!" cause you knew before you went what to expect !! I think Blackpool would be a more fitting location for you to let your hair down !!
and to my fellow comrades I will see you in November !!
When you arrive by bus or car at Robin Hood's Bay, there is a long walk to reach the shore, whether you use the station carpark or park elsewhere. The Old fishing village is at the foot of a cliff. Steps with handrails are on the left as you work your way down passing attractive houses, alleys and shops. At the foot of the cliff /road is a jetty with warnings about the tide and getting trapped on the rocks.
What is needed is a warning about going back up the hill again. The young and fit can manage easily but those who are overweight or have health problems really suffer managing to reach the top. Some sort of signs should be put up to warn people.
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- Road Trip
Unless you're sure of getting to the Bay at low tide, and you really want to go, then you really shouldn't bother. I visited last August, admittedly at high tide, but it was really a waste of several hours. There is nothing to do but sit in a tea room or look out over the cold, grey sea from a small viewing platform above the breakwater. It was an incredibly dull place, and I doubt that at low tide it would be that much more interesting anyway, but I suppose at least then you could walk across the beach to the cliffs. So, in conclusion, if you're planning on going to Robin Hood's Bay, make sure that you check the tide times!
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Emergency /Useful Numbers etc.
Although Robin Hoods Bay is a great place to spend a few hours or longer, as with any seaside/rural setting accidents can happen. So download these numbers, hide them away in the bottom of your bag, and no doubt you won't have to use them, but they're there if you do!
Doctors- New Surgery, Station Car Park 01947 880230 in emergency ring Whitby 01947 820888
Dental surgery at same address
Tues and Thurs 0900-1700
tel 01947 880328
Whitby Hospital Spring Hill, Whitby
01947 603443 (Whitby) or 01723 500300 or 999 in emergency
Fire, Ambulance Coastguard 999
Public Phones - The Dock (harbour ) Bank Top, Station Car Park
Public Toilets - The Dock,Bank Top, Station Car Park
Taxi 01947 880603
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The main road from the car park, down the steep hill, finally ends in a slipway into the sea!
Yes, The North Sea, which is cold and can be rough!!
On my most recent visit (September) The sea was very rough!
It wasn't possible to get onto the beach :-(, and the waves were lashing the seawall.
As usual, people venturing onto the jetty, were trying to see how far the tides were reaching up the jetty, with a quick run back to safety, when a big wave came in unexpectedly!
The jetty can become slippery, so keep a close eye/hand on children if venturing out here.
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