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Farsyde Farm

· Whitby, England
3 acres hosted by Heidi G.
15 motorhome/tent pitches
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A small farm campsite with sea views, close to Robin Hood’s Bay

On arrival at Farsyde Farm on the North Yorkshire coast, most campers pitch tents and then make a beeline for picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay. Its fish and chips and ice creams are just a mile’s clifftop walk from here. But proximity to fish and chips and ice cream are just one of this campsite’s charms. Others are its back-to-basics approach to camping, the horses and sheep in the surrounding fields and, perhaps best of all, the view from your pitch; all countryside, cliffs and sea.

From sunrise when the cockerel might wake you, to sunset when the barn owl and bats appear, this place immerses you in the great outdoors. And the drama doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. This is the North York Moors National Park, an International Dark Skies Reserve, where the stars seem to shine brighter.

With no electricity on site, Farsyde Farm is doing its bit to keep light pollution low – so don’t go forgetting your torch. In fact, there’s not much here to distract you from your surroundings at all; a couple of loos, a rustic hot water shower and a washing up sink – that’s it. It’s a simple site for campers who need nothing more than the essentials and plenty of space to have a good time. The camping field is three acres with a pitch-where-you-please policy for the 10 tents and five campervans that are allowed at a time. That leaves plenty of room for kids to run about in and for dogs, who are welcome here, to be walked.

For longer walkies (with or without the dog), there are plenty of options. In fact, you needn’t get back in the car for the duration of your stay if you don’t want to. You can set out on foot and reach the Cleveland Way National Trail in a matter of minutes. Then turn right for the short walk to Boggle Hole for swimming or left for the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Seven miles beyond is Whitby and its Gothic abbey. Leave site in the other direction, heading away from the sea, and you soon hit the Cinder Trail, a disused railway track that’s been repurposed for yet more walking, family-friendly cycling and horse riding.

Pitch your tent or van and be near to our farm animals. Cows and horses graze the adjacent fields. We have Valais Blacknose Sheep the cutest Sheep ever! Donkeys. Ideal for people who enjoy the great outdoors and want to use their car whilst on holiday. Walk or bike many routes. Sea swim. Or just relax.
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28 Ratings · 19 reviews
Dale C.recommends
April 1, 2024
Farsyde Farm
Seaside camp
Lovely setting with sea views. Small and friendly campsite. Easy walk to RHB and Boggle Hole for 5, 7 yo. Whitby easy by car for a day trip.
Michaela371 ?.recommends
March 25, 2024
Farsyde Farm
Basic but perfect
We loved camping at Farsyde Farm, it was basic (facilities clean but all cold water - we didn’t try the shower)but so convenient for Robin Hoods Bay. Perfect for what we needed
Duncan B.recommends
September 27, 2023
Farsyde Farm
Great site
Friendly welcome.Stunning location and loo, shower and wash area all fine. Walk down to Robin's Hood bay takes 20 mins and starts opposite site gate. Really enjoyed our night.
Katie D.
September 3, 2023
Farsyde Farm
Great site and location. Toilets and washing facilities clean but basic for £50 a night (5 people). As per other reviews owner is not easy to get on with. I booked for 2 adults and 3 kids, plan was for a large tent and a small tent but would have had to pay extra for the small tent so all slept in one (already £50 a night). A big part of camping for me is chilling out by a camp fire and watching the children play. We got told off for not supervising the kids - in direct eye site about 20 meters away - well away from others tents about 6pm and a 7 year old going to the toilet him self- again about 30 meter and the toilet block was in direct vision - apart from the obvious. The owner wasn’t skulking around as much the second night so was a bit more relaxing. Would I use it again ? Maybe with my partner or with older teenagers because of the fantastic location and views, I would pick a spot further down the field.
Ailsacaine ?.recommends
August 22, 2023
Farsyde Farm
Nice easy walks to the coast. Straightforward and no hassle campsite. Enjoyed it. Loads of stars! Saw the Perseid meteor shower one night.
Liz B.recommends
August 20, 2023
Farsyde Farm
The view is fantastic and a close walk to Robin Hoods Bay - we had planned to get fish and chips for dinner but they had run out of chips by 7.45pm (they close at 8pm) so would advise you get there earlier if planning to eat in Robin Hood’s Bay. The toilets were very clean at the campsite but only one shower so we did not use this as there was a queue in the morning. It was our first time camping with our dog - there were a lot of other dogs that were staying at the campsite but a good distance between tents/ vans. Overall a lovely stay.
Whitby, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Heidi G.Joined in September 2022
From the host
We are CL site 5 motorhomes/vans and 10 tents. Stunning coastal location with Robin Hood's Bay a short walk away along the Cleveland Way to beach and village. Quiet site ideal for watching the amazing sunrises and sunsets. Wildlife crosses through the fields - deer, badgers and barn owls. You can bring your horse on holiday too. Spectacular coastal and countryside views. At present the toilets are portaloos by Spring we will have toilets and showers. Donkeys, mini Shetlands and farm animals to see.
Nearby attractions

Farsyde Farm is within the North York Moors National Park just a couple of hundred metres from the coastal Cleveland Way National Trail. Follow it in either direction to find ways down to sea level and the beach. The closest is Boggle Hole, about half a mile to the south. Beyond it, is a wider expanse, Stoupe Hill Sands. In the other direction it’s a mile along the Cleveland Way to Robin Hood Bay where you can get down on to the beach. At low tide it’s possible to make this a circular walk, picking your way back to Boggle Hole across the sand and rockpools looking for shells, fossils and, if you’re really lucky, jet that this area of coast is known for. The Old Coastguard Station and The Robin Hood’s Bay Museum are two small attractions in the village beyond its picturesque cobbled streets. Whitby is seven miles away if walking on the Cleveland Way or six if driving. There you can visit the scenically located ruins of Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration for Dracula, find out about Captain James Cook in a museum housed in one of his former homes or perhaps hop aboard a train on the North York Moors Railway. The Cinder Trail is a traffic-free, disused railway line that passes close by Farsyde Farm and provided a route to Whitby or to the coastal village of Ravenscar (four miles) to the south.

Food and drink

There’s a great village shop, The New Thorpe Stores in the nearby village of Fylingdales, a mile from site, which also does breakfast butties and, sometimes, soup at lunchtimes. The village also has a pub, The Fylingdales Inn which serves good food. There are more options down in Robin Hood’s Bay, which is a walk of a mile from site. You’ll also find good fish and chips at The Fish Box. For drinks head to the atmospheric Smuggler’s Ale House and for a pub with food, try The Bay Hotel, right on the edge of the slipway to the beach. There’s also The Cove Cafe for coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch. There’s a cafe closer to site at Boggy Hole YHA too.

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