Is Robin Hood’s Bay the best beach? . . . you decide

Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay

THE beach at Robin Hood’s Bay will be representing Yorkshire in a national poll to find Britain’s best beach.

It is being run by Fredericks – the UK’s largest independent ice cream manufacturer - and is being called the Cadbury Flake 99 Great British Beach Awards.

The stretch of North Yorkshire coastline was shortlisted by a panel of experts which include the travel editors from the Daily Mirror and Mail on Sunday national newspapers and tourist boards from around the UK.

They have found out what locals have always known about Robin Hood’s Bay and described it as “a place of mystical folklore and magical attractions like the Falling Foss waterfall. The village by the bay has lots of local restaurants and teashops.”

Other nominations include Broadstairs in Kent (South East), Weymouth in Dorset (South West), Holkham in Norfolk (East Coast), Southport in Lancashire (North West), Plockton in the Scottish Highlands, Whiterocks in Portrush, Northern Ireland and Port Eynon in the Welsh Gower Peninsula.

Janet Deacon, area director at Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Robin Hood’s Bay is one of the jewels in our crown with its brooding cliffs, picturesque buildings and breathtaking scenery.

“We are thrilled Robin Hood’s Bay has been shortlisted for this national award - help us to make it a winner and make sure you vote.”

To make sure Robin Hood’s Bay tops the poll people have until 30 June to vote and the winner will be announced on Monday 4 July.

To vote visit

Last year the winner was Rhossili Bay in South Wales.