Robin Hoods Bay camping. In this article we will introduce you to some of the best campsites near Robin Hoods Bay.
In this extensive piece we're going to look at the options for Robin Hoods Bay camping. From tents to glamping; caravans to tourers – we've got all here!
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast 13 miles from Whitby. The village features charming cobbled streets, great beaches, cute shops and some delightful tea-rooms. It’s the perfect setting for families and groups looking to get away to the coast as well as explore some of Yorkshire's finest country.
Whilst it is named after him, Robin Hood never went there. The closest he got was in an old English ballad. In this Robin encounters pirates who come to pillage the villages boats and coast. Of course, Robin saves the day and returns all the pirates loot to the poor!
Robin Hood aside, the bay and village are famous for their 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.
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
So you’ve decided to camp in or around Robin Hood’s Bay but you don’t know which campsite to pick! Well, look no further, help is at hand. Right here are seven of the best Robin Hoods Bay camping sites to choose from. There’s even a little glamping thrown in for those who need that bit of luxury!
Campsites make brilliant spots to pitch up for the night or a lot longer! With many of the entries on this list of Robin Hoods 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 Hoods Bay, these are the Robin Hoods 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 Hoods Bay nestled 5 miles towards the coast. Visitors that love a good walk will enjoy the camps 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.
Established in 1978 this family run site faces south over a wooded valley and heather covered moorland. It also has a man-made lake and stunning woodland walkway. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, and fishing.
The amenities include:-
- Toilets / showers
- 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 park)
Phone: +44 1947 880 543
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 the 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 (under cover)
- 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
Phone: +44 1947 880 414
Bay Ness Farm
Bay Ness Farm campsite sits on the North West side of Robin Hoods 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 which will take visitors down into Robin Hoods 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 Hoods Bay camping site is located just above the village and has views of 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 which 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 its best 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 do 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)
- General store (10 minute walk)
Phone: +44 1947 880 283
Whitby Holiday Park
Whitby Holiday Park is positioned majestically on a cliff-top. This site offers breathtaking views of the North Yorkshire Coast, with access to peaceful footpaths, golden beaches and is positioned within walking distance of Whitby town and just a quick drive away from Robin Hood's Bay. Saltwick Bay and the Cleveland Way Coastal Path are both National Trust owned and are accessible from the park, making this an ideal camp for those that love a scenic walk.
Whitby Holiday Park offers a wide selection of high quality holiday homes available for hire. The park also has a large, cliff-top grass touring area that holds the pitches for mobile caravan travellers. The facilities include; a 16 amp electric hook-up for each pitch, free WI-FI, laundry services, a shop on site, a Cafe and a Children's Playground. This Robin Hoods Bay camping park also welcomes pets!
Phone: +44 1947 602 664
Address: Saltwick Bay, Whitby, YO22 4JX
York House Camping & Caravan Park
Set in 4 acres of land this North York Moors campsite has 59 pitches available. It is a family run affair and located in the small village of Hawsker. Offering lovely views of the countryside it is ideal for families and couples alike. Locally there are many pathways and cycleways and also a pub with good food and beer. A great choice for Robin Hoods Bay camping.
The amenities here include:-
- Licensed restaurant
- Small shop
- Modern toilet / shower block
- Washing up area
- Laundry with washers and dryers
- Community BBQ’s
- Patio areas
- Well behaved pets are welcome
- Reception (9am – 6pm)
- Awnings (at a supplement)
- Picnic areas
- Chemical emptying point
- On site games room
Address: Back Ln, Hawsker, YO22 4LW
Phone: +44 1947 880 354
Falcon Forest Glamping
Glamping is a modern 21st-century take on camping that doesn’t involve a tent. Instead, you are given a wooden glamping pod that has lighting and heating.
Falcon Forest glamping is again set amongst breathtaking scenery in the North Yorkshire Moors. Stunning woodland makes it a perfect paradise for walkers.
There are eleven pods on this site all of which have their own patios for their visitors use. Dogs are welcome at this Robin Hoods Bay camping site.
Please be aware that the pods are empty and you need to bring your own beds, bedding and towels.
Phone: +44 1723 870 717
Beacon Farm offers back to basics Robin Hoods Bay camping that is very family orientated. They also have the bonus of pitches not been marked out meaning you can take as much room as you like.
Be aware that Beacon Farm make their own highly delicious ice creams and sorbets which are sold in their very own ice cream parlour and tea room. You could come away from here carrying a few extra pounds!
The amenities here include:-
- Heated toilet and shower block
- Indoor pot wash area
- Phone charging facilities
- Indoor bouncy castle
- Outdoor play area
- Basic shop
- Ice cream parlour and tea room
- Fire pit hire
- Dogs stay free
- BBQ’s allowed (not directly on grass)
- Gazebos allowed
Phone: +44 1947 605 212
Things to do while camping in Robin Hood’s Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay is a lovely village and home to sandy beaches, fossils, country walks and cycle ways. It also has great places to eat, drink and stay as well as a myriad of fantastic shops, festivals, and events.
Some of the most popular attractions include:
Fylingdales Moor is a conservation area that covers around 6800 acres of moorland in the North York Moors National Park. It is a wonderful place for those who like to ramble and spot birds. Birds you may see include merlins, short-eared owls, golden plovers and red grouse.
Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk
Stroll the streets and alleyways of Robin Hood’s Bay whilst being treated to all the spooky tales of the strange and supernatural in the area. These include stories of smuggling, shipwrecks, folklore, and legend. Learn more here
Robin Hood’s Bay Museum
A museum filled with the history of shipping, fishing, geology and the local area. Don’t miss the smuggler's house which shows you how contraband was hidden and has a life-size model of a fishwife. Cryptically she is described as ‘having a lot up her sleeve!’ Learn more here
Old St Stephens
Old St Stephens is a church dating back to around 1821 that has retained many period features. From the outside, its exterior looks windswept and severe and hides the beauty inside.
Once inside you will find a rare and unaltered example of a preaching box, north and west galleries, box pews and a three-decker pulpit. The sea is also a recurring theme with memorials to shipwrecks, lists of lifeboat rescues and a maiden’s garland. This was reportedly carried during the funeral procession of a maiden.
Old Coastguard Station
If the history of smuggling, geology and the impact of elements are your thing, this national trust centre is for you. You can also interact with spot shore crabs, hermit crabs, blennies, winkles, prawns and sea anemones. Learn more here
Other places of interest near to Robin Hoods Bay camping sites
Should you wish to explore other places there are plenty to choose from including:
Staithes where you can:
- Admire the art in their gallery
- Learn all about Captain Cook in their museum
- Visit the harbour of Old Jack’s Boat
Whitby where you can:
Scarborough where you can:
- Visit the Rotunda museum
- Walk round Scarborough Castle
- Meet the sea life of the Sealife Centre
- Admire the Japanese gardens at Peasholm Park
Filey where you can:
- Go to the bird and wildlife park
- Wander around the fairy garden
- Learn at the Filey museum
- Cool off in the seafront paddling pool