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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay: #29 Hunt for Boggles

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay: #29 Hunt for Boggles

 52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #29 Hunt For Boggles

Do you enjoy a walk with a difference?

Do you love the magic of mythical beings?

Do you like to find different ways to explore your surroundings?

Do you love Robin Hood’s Bay?

Read on to find out more about Boggles & Boggles Hunting in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.

Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.

What is a Boggle?

Boggles,  Hobgoblins, Bogarts or Hobs as they are also known are mischievous little people. Boggles. Boggles are renowned for tricks like hiding your possessions or turning milk sour. Boggles are also known for being fast hard workers. But don't forget to reward them by leaving them  a jug of fresh 

Caves along our coast and remote pockets of the North York Moors are thought to be the perfect hidey holes for Boggles.

Where To Hunt For Boggles

Well there's one place and one place only to begin your hunt for a Boggle and that's Boggle Hole.

Walking along the beach from Robin Hood’s Bay the cliff juts out slightly, you will need to cross the Beck water as it hits the beach. Waterproof footwear is always good here. The Beck can be fast flowing and well over ankle height here.

Boggle hole is great for rockpooling, you’ll find heaps of seaweed and it's a great spot for fossil hunting. Look for the Boggle Cave. You can pick up The Cleveland Way towards Whitby or Ravenscar here. It is also possible to walk to the Cinder Track from here back up the steep road.

The Beck fills the large opening between the cliffs and it's fun to step on stones to get to the cafe. One of our favourites.

Access: Along Robin Hood’s Bay beach, down steep steps from The Cleveland Way or down the steep road from The Cinder Track

Parking: Public paid parking at the top of the steep road to Boggle Hole

Approximate Traveling Distance by Car: 3 miles

Approximate Traveling Time by Car: 12 minutes

Thirsty Work

It’s thirsty work hunting for Boggles. You won’t have to venture far to quench your thirst and refuel. Head to the Quarterdeck Cafe and Bar at the Boggle Hole Youth Hostel. You will find the Cafe at the back of the small cove.

We can highly recommend the Coffee & Cake Combo and the Nachos. There is a range of:

Hot & Cold Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

Cakes & Bakes



Classic Dishes

Side Orders


Kids Menu

Top Tip

Head to the Quarterdeck Cafe & Bar for some top tips and to find out more about Boggles. You may just be helped along in your hunt with a clue or two. 

Safety Tips

Here at Baytown Holiday Cottages we’re all about the Do’s and not the Don’ts. Here are a few Do’s to ensure you have a safe when Boggle Hunting in Robin Hood’s Bay:

Do read the safety signs at the top of the slipway in the Dock of Robin Hood’s Bay

Do try to head out when the tide is going out for maximum Boggle hunting time

Do check the tide table before heading out. If you are unsure do ask a local

Do watch your step and footing, the rocks and seaweed are very slippy in places

Do take care walking near the cliffs and in caves. The cliffs are prone to rock falls 

Do, do the most important thing of all. Have lots of fun exploring and hunting for Boggles Robin Hood’s Bay


Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.

Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.

Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea.

So, why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.

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