We can’t think of anywhere to camp in North Yorkshire with a view quite like Robin Hood’s Bay’s. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best campsites near Robin Hood’s Bay.
From tents to glamping; caravans to tourers – we’ve got it all here! Robin Hood’s Bay is famous for its history of smuggling which was rife in the 18th century. It is also the place that can lay claim to a large number of fossils being found there. Places of interest surrounding Robin Hood’s Bay include Scarborough, Filey, Staithes and the North York Moors. It’s a wonderful place to set up camp and explore. Here are some of the best campsites near Robin Hood’s Bay.
Camping in Robin Hood’s Bay
Whilst there are many options available for those who wish to holiday in Robin Hood’s Bay there is nothing like camping! It’s a back to nature experience. Plus in this beautiful village and roundabouts, it has the added bonus of magnificent panoramic views.
Camping is also good for our health increasing our intake of vitamin D and bringing us closer together as a family. iPods, laptops, mobile phones and such are all left behind when you camp. Children play in the sunshine and connect with nature.
Where to camp in and near Robin Hood’s Bay
Campsites make brilliant spots to pitch up for the night or a lot longer! With many of the entries on this list of Robin Hood’s Bay camping sites featuring breathtaking views, great facilities and more than enough room for a comfortable stay, whether you’re bringing a compact tent or a multi-tonne caravan to Robin Hood’s Bay, these are the Robin Hood’s Bay camping sites that are ready to welcome you.
Grouse Hill Camping, Glamping and Caravan Park
Grouse Hill Camping is positioned within the North York Moors National Park and has an impressive 4 Pennant Rating. The site sits right behind the Flask Inn on the A171. As a south-facing park, fantastic views of the wooded valley and heather-covered moorland can be seen from every pitch. This family-run campsite welcomes mobile caravans as well as tents and all guests will enjoy the man-made lake and woodland walk that are available on site.
If you’re looking to hire a holiday home, Grouse Hill Camping offer a luxury holiday cottage and a very comfortable static caravan called Wigham Cabins. Whitby is just 8 miles away with Robin Hood’s Bay nestled 5 miles towards the coast. Visitors that love a good walk will enjoy the camp close proximity to the Cleveland Way National Trail and cyclists will love following the former Scarborough to Whitby railway line which presents outstanding views of the coastline.
The amenities include;
- 4 new family washrooms
- Children’s play area
- On-site shop
- Ramble and cycle paths
- 14 acres of land / 175 pitches
- Laundry room with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing boards
- Gas exchange (Calor and Camping Gaz)
- 24 hour CCTV and security card controlled barrier
- Flask Inn (just outside the park)
Middlewood Farm Holiday Park
Middlewood Farm is situated just ten minutes walk from the beach and village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Set amidst the North Yorkshire Moors Park it offers magnificent country, moorland and coastal views. It is the perfect place to pick should you be looking for a quiet and relaxing time.
The site sits within the North York Moors National Park with picturesque country, moorland and coastal views surrounding the area. This campsite boasts 5 Star award-winning holiday homes that are available for hire including cabins and luxury camping pods.
They welcome mobile caravans and offer a range of facilities that include; electric hookups for caravans as well as tents, 2 comfortable washrooms including a disabled washroom, a baby changing room, baths, 2 dishwashing areas, WiFi, and Calor Gas which is available at reception.
Families will love the safe surface adventure play area that is open on-site and the camps close proximity to the beach and local shop.
Middlewood also has a five-star holiday touring and camping park award alongside the David Bellamy GOLD award for conservation.
The amenities available are;
- 2 superb washrooms (heated early and late season)
- Private wash cubicles
- Hand and hair dryers
- A full disabled washroom
- Baby changing room
- 2 dishwashing areas (undercover)
- Children’s adventure play area (safety surface)
- Laundry with washer, dryer and iron
- Electric hookups
- Barnards Grill Takeaway (at touring park entrance)
- 5 minutes walk to local pub and shop
- Calor gas/camping gas available
Bay Ness Farm
Bay Ness Farm campsite sits on the North West side of Robin Hood’s Bay. Its position on a hill means great views of the bay and surrounding country. They welcome tents, mobile caravans and travelling campers. The bay is only a few minutes drive from the front gate, and Whitby town is just 10 minutes (4 miles) away by car.
The site is right next to Cinder-Track footpath, a popular trekking path that follows an old railway line that will take visitors down into Robin Hood’s Bay. The walk takes about 30 minutes and offers spectacular views along the way. The campsite offers a range of handy facilities for all guests, these include; showers, toilets, pot washing, and electrical hook-ups with all pitches charged per person, per night.
This Robin Hood’s Bay camping site is located just above the village and has views of the surrounding countryside and the sea. It is advertised as ‘sun, sea, sand, and sheep’ in a relaxed atmosphere.
The pitches for each tent are 5 x 5 metres with a maximum of four people per booking. They do not accommodate large groups. They do, however, allow dogs that must be kept on a lead at all times.
The amenities include;
- Showers and toilets
- Pot washing areas
- Freezer facilities
- Recycling facilities
- Free campsite guides
- Disposable BBQ’s / contained fires allowed (not directly on grass)
- 2-3 minimum nights stay on bank holidays
Hooks House Farm
Hooks House Farm welcomes those looking for self-catering holiday accommodation as well as travellers looking to camp with tents and caravans. Hooks House Cottage is the prime holiday home available for booking at this farm and features enough room to accommodate 6 adults. The site also offers a static caravan that can sleep up to 4 people.
The campsite is family run and is situated on a working farm. The farm is half a mile from Robin Hood’s Bay and 5 miles from Whitby town. One important fact to note about Hooks House Farm is that it’s not a large site and so is not able to accommodate large groups. If you are concerned with the size of your group it’s best to make contact before booking to check availability. Lovely views of the coast and surrounding country can be seen from every pitch and the Whitby to Scarborough bus service stops just outside the farm!
Hooks House Farm offers a relaxed and pleasant environment on a traditional working farm. It is situated just ½ mile from Robin Hood’s Bay. Panoramic sea and country views are visible from every pitch.
Hook House Farm does not take bookings for short stays. They are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The amenities include;
- Electric kettle
- Fridge / freezer
- Dogs welcome (on a lead)
- BBQ’s allowed (no campfires)
- A general store (10-minute walk)
York House Caravan Park
York House, set in 4 acres of the beautiful North Yorkshire moors countryside offer both electric and non-electric pitches, glamping pods, tent pitches and hard standing pitches for tourers. For those wanting even more luxury, they also have a hotel and bar on-site. There is a shop too which provides anything you may have forgotten and more. This campsite is family managed, with welcoming friendly staff and spotless amenities.
Situated less than half a mile from the old railway line, it offers great access to walking or cycling routes. The park is only a 5-minute drive into Whitby giving you a great opportunity to go explore the beautiful town and take part in fun activities the town has to offer.
- Our on-site shop
- Laundry room, equipped with a washing machine, dryer and coin-operated hair dryers
- Toilet and shower block
- Large children’s play area
- BBQ and picnic area’s
- Dog walking
- Games room
- An undercover washing-up area.
- Chemical emptying point
- There are several water points around the site
Camping in Robin Hood’s Bay is a popular way to explore the North Yorkshire Coast. Most of these campsites are just a short drive or manageable walk from Whitby & Robin Hood’s Bay.