To the south of Whitby lies the village of Robin Hood's Bay which is a fantastic location for a day out at the beach. With a myriad of winding streets and alleys in the old village, a selection of pubs, shops and galleries as well as a beach which provides both sandy expanses stretching south to Ravenscar and thousands of rock pools to explore, Robin Hood's Bay really does have something for everyone.
Moving north from Whitby you'll find a selection of coastal villages including Staithes and Runswick Bay which also offer wonderful beaches and quaint villages, appearing much as they did 100 years ago.
With easy access to the Cleveland Way footpath, as well as the Cinder Track which runs from Whitby to Scarborough, this stretch of coastline is ripe for adventure!
Whitby Storyteller Rose Rylands runs the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk. She takes visitors on a tour of Bay's narrow lanes, regaling them with stories, myths and legends.
Staithes has a long history as a favoured location for artists. At the bottom of the steep bank you'll find Staithes Gallery, displaying and selling fantastic work from many local artists.
Come aboard and experience a Whitby fishing trip with one of Whitby’s most experienced skippers. Ken Graham has been taking visitors and locals out to sea on his boat Libby for years and knows the waters of the picturesque Whitby coastline like the back of his hand.
Overlooking Whitby beach from the promenade, Whitby Surf School provides high-quality and memorable surf and beach activities for anyone wishing to experience the coast in a new and invigorating way.