Pringle Bay was named after Rear Admiral Thomas Pringle in 1797
It is famous for its rocky shores and the cave, “Drostersgat”, which was used by prisoners and runaway slaves as a hide-away in the 18th century.
The cave is on private ground – it is difficult to find, in a steep inlet washed by the sea and entrance can only be gained by letting yourself down by rope between the slanting rock walls – an isolated and daunting place.
A resident of nearby Onrus in the 1890′s had visited the cave at Pringle Bay and found skeletons, the remains of game and proof of fires.
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