Dog Friendly Cottages in Robin Hoods Bay (9 Luxury Holidays)

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

Just outside of the North York Moors and the heart of the North Yorkshire coast, Robin Hood’s Bay proves to be a lovely yet dramatic North Sea escape. It is a wonderfully quaint fishing village with links to Whitby, and dogs are welcome cross-region. Take a look at our list of the best dog friendly cottages in Robin Hood’s Bay below. 


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High Normanby

Abbey View Cottage is a lovely barn conversion that makes for an ideal idyllic coastal bolt hole. It is based opposite a dairy farm and has views that stretch across to Whitby Abbey. It is a historic Whitby home that is all on the ground floor. Great for couples with two pets, it’s also well linked to the North York Moors National Park. 

High Normanby

This stunning country haven parcelled between Robin Hood’s Bay and High Normanby offers space for two people and a dog on their best behaviour. Open plan living is available at this stone-built property, with all mod cons and an outdoor seating area. Quiet and unassuming, there are lots of North Yorkshire walks close by. 

High Normanby

This cosy barn conversion makes for a couple’s pet friendly escape. While not far from the bustling town of Whitby, this quaint escape is quiet and rural, with ground floor amenities and the ability to book other holiday cottage spots alongside. This is a well-restored property within High Normanby. 

Robin Hood's Bay

This traditional fisherman’s cottage makes for the perfect coastal getaway if you’re after a small family escape. Not far from the cobbled streets, this airy seaside cottage located in the backstreets of the Cleveland Way offers lots of character. Open plan living and beamed ceilings come as standard at this holiday cottage – you can bring one dog. 


This modern detached property is close to the edge of the North York Moors and offers three roomy bedrooms. There is an AstroTurfed garden, a full kitchen, and you can also bring two of your four-legged friends with you. You are ideally placed between the extremely busy beaches of Whitby and a lovely fishing village.


Stable Cottage is a breezy, welcoming property perfect for two people and their pups. It is ideally placed to explore some of the most popular coastal locations in North Yorkshire, such as Staithes and Sandsend, as well as Whitby. This is a country-style barn conversion with luxury amenities and a private garden to enjoy on nicer days. 

Robin Hood’S Bay

This magnificent bungalow is perfectly situated to look over the stunning Yorkshire coastline. Roomy and with all mod cons, you have access to a conservatory and dining seating and a modern kitchen. You can bring two pups to enjoy the dog friendly beach scenes beyond, with room to sleep up to eight guests. 


This romantic Robin Hood’s Bay dog friendly accommodation puts you within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park, as well as only a short walk from the town centre and its dog friendly pubs. You’ll benefit from a private patio, open plan lounge and woodburning stove. Great for couples and small families, you can also bring two dogs with you. 


The Hayshed is a dreamy coastal haven backed by Whitby Abbey and local beaches you’ll love to explore. This characterful cottage has a homely charm, with reclaimed woodwork and exposed elements to enchant. This is a roomy property that makes for one of the top dog friendly holidays in Robin Hood’s Bay as well as a romantic countryside getaway – you get the best of both worlds. 

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Robin Hoods Bay

This location is an absolutely delightful dog holiday getaway, with an attractive cottage scene close to village pubs and coastal walks alike. What’s also fantastic about booking pet friendly cottages in Robin Hood’s Bay is the fact you’re only short walks and drives from some of the best-loved seaside scenes in the whole of the county. 

About Holidays In Robin Hoods Bay With Dogs

There are many delightful holiday cottages in Robin Hood’s Bay for dogs, as well as those which dip into the lovely heritage beyond. The Bay itself is a small yet well-loved coastal resort that brings you right up to the breezy coastline whilst sitting close to links heading into Whitby, Scarborough and Filey. As a fishing village, you are sure to find it a break away from normality for a little while. Many people look for dog friendly accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay while visiting nearby tourist spots.

Dog lovers absolutely adore this corner of North Yorkshire. It’s absolutely brimming with things you and your pets can see and do for fun, and even if you just stick to the beaches, rock pools and clifftop views, you’re still sure to have a wonderful time away. There are lots of opportunities out here to just walk for miles on end. It is a charming, former smuggling gateway that’s a lovely bolt hole to come back to if you want to explore the busier seafront escapes elsewhere.

It is well-known for its dog pubs as well as its ease of access to the North York Moors. You’ll also find that there are plenty of options for a cosy cottage or two- whether that’s a charming terrace property resting in the heart of the village, or a rustic former schoolhouse up near the coast.

The Bay is a fossil country, as explored above, meaning if you keep a close eye on the sands, you might just take away a piece of history or two with you. Of course, there are lots of chances for you to learn more about the local heritage thanks to museums and preserved buildings in the village and town beyond! 

Go Fossil Hunting

Robin Hood’s Bay – and Whitby, North Yorkshire and beyond – provide for some amazing historic adventures. Beyond the bustling town and rolling countryside scenes are thousands of years of history buried in the sand. Why not head to a sandy beach or two to see what you can find?

From the beautiful sandy beaches, you could then take your dog to the Yorkshire Coast Dinosaur and Fossil Museum – to learn more about what else is lurking in the North Yorkshire sands.

Visit The Bay Hotel

After spending hours fossil hunting and hiking along the cliffs at Robin Hood’s Bay, it’s definitely best to take a rest, and for that, you have a selection of dog friendly pubs, including The Bay Hotel – with views across the Bay itself.

You can sit in or outside with your dog, and your four-legged friend will likely make some of their own friends there, too. The Bay Hotel is a very dog friendly pub that serves excellent ale and grub.

Explore Rugged North Yorkshire (and The North York Moors)

You really can’t go home before exploring the best of dramatic North Yorkshire with your dogs. That includes taking a closer look at the rolling plains of the North York Moors, and taking a trip along the 8-mile coastal trails stretching to Whitby, North Yorkshire.

You can enjoy beautiful, sandy beaches, breezy country strolls and rustic, cobbled streets. There are plenty of other local beaches in Whitby, North Yorkshire and beyond – be sure to take it all in on foot.

Last Word

The Bay makes for a brilliant family bolt hole as well as for couples and solo travellers. Best of all, its variety of pubs and taverns are very welcoming to four legged patrons – you really can take your pick.

Whether you are looking for a lower ground floor property or something bigger with an enclosed garden, we think Robin Hood’s Bay dog friendly cottages have plenty to surprise you with. It’s a gentle, peaceful holiday spot that’s also well enough linked to bigger adventures when you’re ready to take them on. If you didn’t find any dog friendly places to stay in Robin Hood’s Bay that suit you, find more Yorkshire properties on our other page.

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