Robin Hood's Bay is an enchanting fishing village hugging the rocky shores of the Heritage Coast. Explore its hidden backwaters and teeny cobbled streets, once frequented by smugglers and today crammed with delightful eateries, olde-worlde pubs, attractive shops and stylish galleries. Watch local fishermen bringing in their catch and savour fish 'n chips out of paper. At low tide, have fun on the sandy beach and enjoy a family fossil hunt, with lots of rock pools and fascinating marine-life to be found.
This wonderful holiday village is virtually car free, and with its award winning beach it is ideal for children and families. Walkers and cyclists will love the scenic routes in the surrounding area and the chance to experience some of the most amazing views in the United Kingdom. There is truly something for everyone in this stunning holiday village, especially for those wanting some peace and beauty with a slower pace of life.
Robin Hoods Bay is like something from a bygone era, an adventure in an Enid Blyton story book. Children and adults alike will love the unusual freedom you can enjoy here. There are few people who are untouched by the magic of Robin Hoods Bay, this place really makes your heart sing.
Robin Hoods Bay has suffered in some ways due to the North Sea. Coastal erosion has taken its toll on the village. The landslide of 1780 took not only houses, but also the main road into the village, King's Street. Today you can see where King's Street once was as the lower part of the road still remains and the top part can be imagined by looking from the path just below The Victoria Hotel. Since then over 200 houses have fallen over the cliff, the last being in the late 60's, as the sea washed them away.
From the early 19th century, Robin Hood's Bay began to attract visitors from the outside and this has continued to the present day. There are diaries kept by a young visitor in Victorian times that, arriving by train with her mother, was taken with the view of the Bay when the train on which they were travelling emerged from the tunnel at Ravenscar revealing the beautiful view of the Bay in the sunshine. There is a copy in The Studio bookcase along with other historical novels which all give great insight into Robin Hoods Bay in days gone by.
Robin Hoods Bay was the home to the author Leo Walmsley (1892-1966). He came to live in the Bay at the age of 2, and his many of his books are centred around Robin Hoods Bay and his life growing up in the area. The books depict an intense love for a life gone by in a beautiful but harsh environment - they are a great read and there are some of them on the Studio Holiday Cottage bookshelves.