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The south bay - Scarborough




One of the larger Yorkshire Seaside towns is Scarborough, with its two sweeping beaches at North Bay and South Bay which are separated by a rocky headland. Perched on this headland is the historic Scarborough Castle. South Bay beach is more popular with tourists as it’s child-friendly with soft sand and seaside stalls. North Bay hosts Peasholm Park, which has a Chinese themed lake with dragon pedaloes and a central island with a Chinese pagoda. Visitors can hire rowing boats on the lake or try their hand at mini golf from only £3.30 per person.

Scarborough was Britain’s first ever seaside town and has been attracting tourists for over 360 years. Visitors can revel in its traditional charm and Victorian architecture, such as at The Grand Hotel. You will find all the delights of the traditional British seaside; sticks of rock, cockles and mussels, deckchairs and boat trips.

Whether you’re bringing children on your trip to Scarborough or not, you will adore the Sea Life Centre and Marine Sanctuary. There are all forms of sea life from seals and sharks to penguins and cleaner shrimps; you’ll get closer than ever before to these curious creatures.

Scarborough is east of York, on the A64 and east of Helmsley on the A170. It is south of Whitby on the A171 and easily accessible on the train from most towns and cities in North Yorkshire.