NORTH YORKSHIRE (Scarborough, Whitby), (NNW)

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Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (time visited)


Birding Site Guide

To reach the village of Robin Hood's Bay go via the pleasant small sea side town of Fylingthorpe in its picturesque setting follow the A171 or A169 into Whitby town. Then follow the B1447 about 3 miles s and follow the signs for the bay and at the last junction turn right towards it (from A169) or straight on (A171). Here there is a car park, but it is often full, go back the way you came but stay on the A171 and after a short way there is another larger car park just on a left junction. Walk down the steep hill to the bay, there are many places for toilets and refreshments and places to stay. At the bottom is the ramp of the slipway with a pub at the top and if the tide is out wide open sandy beaches closed in by hill boulder clay cliffs which are great for fossils. It is possible to walk about 2 miles round the bay but keep a close eye on the tide to allow plenty of time to get back or it is possible to get cut off. Alternatively stick to the top of the cliffs checking the bushes and field edges and follow the coastal part of the Cleveland Way, which runs from Saltburn-by-the Sea to Filey Brigg. 


All the usual sea and shore birds can be seen during the breeding season (Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot, Puffin, Kittiwake, various gulls, Fulmar, Oystercatcher, Turnstone) many coming from seabird colonies further s at Bempton, Filey and Flamborough. Land birds include Rock and Meadow Pipit, Pied and Grey Wagtail, Sky Lark, Linnet and Goldfinch.

Other Fauna

Grey Seals and Harbour Porpoise are frequent along this coast. 

A total of -- species of mammals. 
There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: BSG