Robin Hoods Bay Parking, Where To Park In Robin Hoods Bay

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 as well.

Robin Hood’s Bay is a popular holiday destination with a good deal of rental accommodation down in the lower part of the village. When it comes to parking, there are three choices, two in the Upper Village. If you wish, you can park in either of the upper car parks and walk down with your luggage. If you don’t want to do that, you can drive down, unload your luggage then go straight back up to the Upper Village.

You must remember that the streets are narrow, so you need to be quick to unload like that, and certainly avoid blocking a street while you do that.

Fisherhead Car Park in Lower Robin Hood’s Bay

The only car park in Lower Robin Hood’s Bay, you need to have a permit to park in this privately owned and managed site. To find it, drive down into the lower part of the village past the Laurel Inn on the left and the Muir Lea Stores on the right after which you turn right at the bend through the farm gate, continue up the hill and into the farmyard. You have arrived.

Rentals in Robin Hood’s Bay often come with a parking permit which you are likely to find left for you on your arrival or given to you when you are greeted by the owner or agent. You have to display that permit on your windscreen and return it when you leave. A lost permit or one which you take home with you by mistake cannot be replaced.

You should enquire when making a booking if a parking permit is included in your booking. If it is not, you can buy a permit in advance of your arrival by contacting the Car Park’s office during normal working hours (01947 880723) and paying for the number of days you require.

Car parking is limited so get in touch early if you are staying in Robin Hood’s Bay in high season. The current rates that are applicable are:

  • £22.50 for a long weekend from Friday to Monday
  • The weekly rate is £50

If you require something different from those two standard charges, ask.

You need to bear in mind that permits will not available over the February & October half terms, Victorian weekend, Christmas or New Year.

Parking in Fisherhead Car Park is not available for camper vans, mini-buses and trade vans which are more than half a ton.

Address: Fisherhead Car Park (view on map)

Scarborough Council Parking, Upper Robin Hood’s Bay

This car park is over the road from the Victoria Hotel at the top of the bank. If you go to Robin Hood’s Bay from November to February inclusive, you will find the parking meter heads covered and no charges apply.

Otherwise, you pay £6 per 24 hours to feed a meter within the car park but there are rates from a single hour upwards.

The rates that apply currently are £2.20 for an hour, £3.30 for 2 hours with 4 hours costing £4.40, 6 hours £5 and a day £6. Residents get discount on the first three categories to £1.80, £2.70 and £3.60.
If you are in Robin Hood’s Bay for a few days or going to Scarborough itself as well, you can buy a pass at the rate of £7 per day for a minimum of 2 days. There is no guarantee that spaces will be available, but you can use any Borough Car Park with this permit.

Bank Top’s capacity is just 60 cars, including 2 disabled bays and larger vehicles including camper vans and caravans are not permitted.

The most convenient place to buy a pass is at the Post Office (Station Road Stores), 200 metres up the road from the Upper Cark Park first mentioned.

Address: Bank Top Car Park, Station Road, YO22 4RL

Station Car Park

Further up the hill opposite the Grosvenor Hotel, the Car Park at the Old Station has a capacity of 207 cars, 4 coaches and has 2 disabled bays. Camper vans are permitted as long as they use designated coach bays, but overnight camping and sleeping are not permitted. There are no height or weight restrictions.

The toilets are open 24 hours a day during the summer season.

You can pay and display at each of the Council-run car parks which is the best idea for brief stays with cash and credit card and Ring & Go payment available.

The rates that apply currently are £2.20 for an hour, £3.30 for 2 hours with 4 hours costing £4.40, 6 hours £5 and a day £6. Residents get discount on the first three categories to £1.80, £2.70 and £3.60.

Address: Station Car Park, Station Road, YO22 4RE

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