Fossil Hunting in Robin Hoods Bay

Places to Visit, Things to Do, Walking

Step in to Yorkshire’s Jurassic past and visit Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast and go on a fossil hunt!

Robin Hood’s Bay is a fantastic seaside village steeped in history and tales of smuggling, but it is also great for a walk out along the beach and exploring. If you look down you can find, as we did, many stones packed full of fossils, without the need for any specialist tools. If you have a rock hammer, you can find inside some rocks large examples of fossils, particularly ammonites – Alastair with his new Christmas present of a rock hammer, found this ammonite on his 3rd attempt! If fossil hunting isn’t your thing, a walk along the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay is still a good day out, with the reach of the bay extending past Bogle Hole all the way to Ravenscar where seals have their pups. You can grab a coffee at the Bogle Hole Youth Hostel and a bite to eat at Brambles in the dock at Robin Hoods Bay – great breakfasts!

To get down to Robin Hood’s Bay, park in the council car park at the old station and walk down the steep road to the dock, please don’t attempt to take your car down, the road is tight and there are no public parking spaces at the bottom.

Robin Hood’s Bay is a 45 minute drive across the North York Moors National Park from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages. You can make a day of it in Robin Hoods Bay or you can extend your trip with a visit to nearby Whitby for a visit to the Abbey or fish and chips sat on the pier. After all that, come back to Cliff House, enjoy our gardens and take a dip in our indoor heated pool.

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