Boggle Hole

Boggle Hole is a hidden gem on the Yorkshire coast. Just a short distance from Robin Hood’s Bay, Boggle Hole sits on the rugged coastline and is a great place to explore without the crowds.

Boggle Hole
Boggle Hole

About Boggle Hole

Boggle Hole is popular with fossil hunter thanks to the geology of the area. Due to the location, seasonal landslips are common place which opens up the rock face revealing fossils.

Often visited by people enjoying the Cleveland Way trail, Boggle Hole is filled with nature and there’s even a waterfall to act as a backdrop for your photos.

You may also be lucky enough to see come seal pups during your visit, but it’s important not to get close to them.


Boggle Hole is located between Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar which sits on the Cleveland Way trail so is easily accessible.

Getting to Boggle Hole

Boggle Hole is slightly off the beaten track, but still easily accessible from the A171 that navigates to Whitby if coming by car.

On foot

A great way to visit Boggle Hole is to walk there using the Cleveland Way trail from either Robin Hood’s Bay or Ravenscar. Robin Hood’s Bay is more built up and therefore has better parking and public transport links.

The walk from Robin Hood’s Bay is around 1 mile and from Ravenscar which is around 2 miles, so it depends how far you want to walk.

By car

There is a pay and display car park located close to the beach which has space for around 30 cars. This may get full early during the Summer months. You can use the address: Boggle Hole Car Park, Mill Bank, Whitby, YO22 4UQ.

To drive to Boggle Hole, you need to head for Robin Hood’s Bay on the A171 and turn off at Fylingthorpe.

Facilities at Boggle Hole

There are very few facilities at Boggle Hole due to the distance from a populated town or village.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are located in Robin Hood’s Bay or in Ravenscar.

Washing facilities: There are no showers (you can use water from the sinks in the toilet facilities).

Cafe’s/Restaurants: There’s plenty of cafes and restaurants in nearby Robin Hood’s Bay which is only 1 mile away on foot.

Shops: There are no shops locally, so we recommend taking your own drinks and snacks or visiting the shops in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Are dogs allowed at Boggle Hole?

Dogs are allowed to be walked on Boggle Hole as it’s not a popular family beach. The walk down to the beach is well paved and easily accessible.

What is there to do at Boggle Hole?

There are no activities or attractions at Boggle Hole itself, but there is a Youth Hostel located just yards from the beach if you are thinking of positioning yourself so you can visit the local area.

This article contains affiliate links, which means we may receive commission for any purchases made through these links. There will be no additional cost to you.

Scroll to Top