Most of the action in Robin Hood’s Bay takes place in the lower part of the village close to the sea. That is where you will find pubs and restaurants and most of the shopping. Here’s where you can park in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a popular holiday destination with a good deal of rental accommodation down in the lower part of the village. Regarding parking, things can get tricky, streets are narrow, and the last thing you want to do is cause congestion or problems in the town. Here’s where you can safely park in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Fisherhead Car Park, Lower Robin Hood’s Bay
Fisherhead Car Park is a privately owned car park used predominately by annual permit holders. You cannot park here without a permit. Many holiday cottages in the area will include parking here when you rent with them. Collect it from your accommodation, display it on your windscreen for the duration of your stay, and return it to your accommodation when you depart.
If your accommodation does not supply you with a permit, HD Adventure sells a small number of permits for casual use at the cost of £10. There are permits available for any number of days but are few and are sold out at busy times.
- There is no unloading available at The Old School House.
- Camper and mid-sized panel vans are not permitted in the car park overnight.
- There are also two public car parks at the top of the village (Bank Top and Station) available for use.
- All residents at The Old School House will receive free parking.
To enquire about prices and permits before arriving, follow this link and complete their online form.
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Address: Fisherhead Car Park (view on map)
Scarborough Council Parking, Upper Robin Hood’s Bay
Two council-owned car parks in Robin Hood’s Bay’s upper village are opposite The Victoria Hotel and the Grosvenor Hotel. Scarborough Borough Council owns the car parks.
You can purchase a pass from Station Road Stores in the middle of the two car parks. A permit costs £8 per day (min stay, two nights). Although this pass does not guarantee a space, it allows you to park in any other Scarborough Borough Council car park. This is helpful if you visit different places during your stay, such as Whitby and Scarborough.
Unloading in lower Robin Hoods Bay
If you do not have a parking permit, it can be tempting to drive down to the village to unload, but please be aware most of the village is pedestrianised. So you cannot drive up to most of the holiday accommodation. Also, it comes to a dead end. It’s one straight road down and the same road back up.
If you head down into the lower village, there are areas where only one vehicle can pass through. No public parking is permitted in the lower village, and double yellow lines are everywhere to prevent the road from being blocked.
Traffic Wardens operate in Robin Hood’s Bay, especially during peak times of the year. They will issue you a ticket if you overstay your welcome in any area with double yellow lines or prevent others from passing.
However, you can drive and park on the double yellow lines to unload your car. We strongly advise against this unless completely necessary, and the council will only allow 5 minutes for unloading.
Struggling to park in Robin Hood’s Bay, catch the bus instead!
The X94 and x93 Whitby – Scarborough buses run every half hour and are a great way to visit the town without having to find somewhere to park. You can find the full routes and timetables here. Let us know in the comments if you found this article helpful.