12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood's Bay by Jane Cannon

Robin Hood's Bay by Jane Cannon - Credit: Archant

Despite the name, there aren’t any real links between this pretty coastal village and the famous outlaw.

Robin Hood’s Bay is famous with walkers as part of the coastal section of the Cleveland Way and for being the eastern point of Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk, of which the western point is 190 miles away in St. Bees in Cumbria.

In earlier times, Robin Hood’s Bay was a busy fishing and trade port and it is said that it had more prominence than the now much larger Whitby, which is just five miles up the coast.

There is plenty to capture on camera in the village, the craggy coastline of the bay, the quaint narrow streets and the views from the nearby clifftops are breathtaking.

The white building that you see in many photos of Robin Hood’s Bay is the 19th century inn, the Bay Hotel. You can enjoy great views of the bay from your room if you happen to be staying here during your visit.

Why don’t you upload your Robin Hood’s Bay photos to the reader photo gallery? We pick the best ones each month to go in the magazine.

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