Bay Hotel Robin Hoods Bay
A winters morning on the Yorkshire Coast. The Bay hotel stands at the edge of the slipway in The Dock at Robin Hoods Bay. A vey welcome sight for many as the inn marks the end of Alfred Wainwrights Coast to Coast Walk, a 192 mile journey that starts out at St Bees in Cumbria. Robin Hoods bay itself is a lovely Yorkshire fishing village; that has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Yorkshire Coast. Very similar to its Northern neighbours Runswick Bay and Staithes; the bay also has identical traditions and heritage. During the 18th century this quite fishing village was reputed to be the busiest smuggling community in Yorkshire. Protected by the sicluded bay and moor and march around the villages this was an ideal location to bringing ashore tea, gin and other spirits avoiding the excise men that wouldetrol the coast.