What's in a name?

It is not clear where the name Robin Hood's Bay comes from; there is an English ballad and legend that tells a tale of Robin Hood encountering French pirates who had stolen from the poor fishing folk of the northeast coast. The ballard suggests that Robin Hood forced the pirates to surrender and returned the bounty to the fishing people of the village that is now called Robin Hood's Bay. Folklaw also claims that Robin Hood kept boats at the Bay and headed there is the law got too close to him in Nottinghamshire!

Boggle Hole

A 'boggle' is a local name for a hobgoblin. Boggles were belived to be mischievous tiny people who lived in caves; hence Boggle Hole, the goblin cave! 

Famous residents

The English writier Leo Walmsley was schooled at the Bay