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ROBIN HOODS BAY YORKSHIRE

Picturesque village.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.   Pub halfway down steep hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Pub halfway down steep hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Steps up to cliff top walk.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Steps up to cliff top walk.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Buildings on left are a street above.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Buildings on left are a street above.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Side street ,off main street hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Side street ,off main street hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Main street near bottom of hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Main street near bottom of hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY ,  Bay Hotel at the Slipway to the beach.

ROBIN HOODS BAY , Bay Hotel at the Slipway to the beach.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Slipway on left.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Slipway on left.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Sandy beach.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Sandy beach.

ROBIN HOODS BAY  Beach and cliffs.

ROBIN HOODS BAY Beach and cliffs.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Slipway called  Wayfoot.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Slipway called Wayfoot.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.    White building is the Bay Hotel.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. White building is the Bay Hotel.

ROBIN HOODS BAY  Looking towards Boggle Hole.

ROBIN HOODS BAY Looking towards Boggle Hole.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Tunnel of stream  that runs into the North Sea.  These tunnels were used in days gone by smugglers.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Tunnel of stream that runs into the North Sea. These tunnels were used in days gone by smugglers.

ROBIN HOODS BAY.  Alfred Wainwright published in 1973 ,the long distance walk from St Bees Head on the Irish Sea, to Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. Alfred Wainwright published in 1973 ,the long distance walk from St Bees Head on the Irish Sea, to Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. At the bottom of the hill near Slipway.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. At the bottom of the hill near Slipway.

ROBIN HOODS BAY ,One of the side streets.

ROBIN HOODS BAY ,One of the side streets.

ROBIN HOODS BAY .Near the top of the hill.

ROBIN HOODS BAY .Near the top of the hill.

First visited at the age of 11, many times since. Last visited 2014 at 76.----------Robin Hoods Bay , known locally as Bay Town , is on the North Sea Coast of North Yorkshire England. It is a small fishing village in the North York Moors National Park. 5 miles south of Whitby and and 15 miles north of Scarborough,. The origin of the name is uncertain. The X93 bus from Scarborough to Whitby stops in Robin hoods Bay in the Upper village near the car park. { Please check bus times } Cars must park here and people walk down the steep hill to the Lower village . In days gone by , smugglers brought in Gin, Tea, Brandy , and Tobacco from Holland and France to avoid duty taxes. Tunnels underground link some houses, to the tunnel on the beach. Today i think Robin Hoods Bay is law abiding, serving many tourists. There is a lovely sandy beach with rock pools to explore. Some nice pubs , also great fish and chips.ROBIN HOODS BAY ,YORKSHIRE , ENGLAND.

ROBIN HOODS BAY ,YORKSHIRE , ENGLAND.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. At the top of hill, walk down steep hill, with lovely sandstone houses.

ROBIN HOODS BAY. At the top of hill, walk down steep hill, with lovely sandstone houses.

---- ------My first visit to Robin Hoods Bay was in 1948 when i was at Junior school in York. The school held camping holidays in Robin Hoods Bay , in a field near the then ,railway station. I had arrived by steam train . I remember walking at low tide along the beach to Boggle Hole, and exploring the rock pools. There is a YHA hostal at Boogle Hole.. The rail line closed in 1965. Today the bus runs hourly from Scarborough or Whitby.

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