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Coast & Country

Enjoying The Coastline

South Bay

The south sand is a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working inner harbour with a small fishing fleet and outer harbour for pleasure boats and yachts. There are boat trips around the bay or along the coast. A handy cliff lift provides easy access to the town centre. The historic Spa lies at the south end of the beach which holds live entertainment and houses the famous Spa Orchestra during the summer season. Heading north along the beach you will find amusements cafes and restaurants along with the traditional seaside stalls selling delights from cockles and winkles to sweets such as Scarborough rock and fudge.

If walking is your thing you might like to investigate The Cinder Track which links Scarborough and Whitby. This is a popular off road route through the North York Moors National Park, just inland from the stunning North Yorkshire coast.

North Bay

The North Bay is the wilder of Scarborough's two beaches, with a rugged feel and plenty of opportunities for surfing. There is a wide esplanade and large sandy beach. Activities include; crazy golf/putting, jet-skiing, swimming/bathing and surfing. Toilets and beach hut hire are available alongside lifeguard services including lost child centre. There is also an opportunity to take to the water.

Dexter’s - offers surf, paddleboard, and kayaking lessons catering for all ages and abilities as well as equipment rental. In addition to this the school has various water sports clubs running all year round, daily kayak tours, and bike hire. All of the instructors are Surfing England accredited, first aid trained, and DBS checked.


Alternatively explore the coastline by bike. Scarborough Hire Centre provide everything you'll need to safely enjoy yourself in this stunning Yorkshire countryside and coastline by bike.

Castles & Nearby Estates

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is literally within walking distance of Saints cottage, roughly 20 minutes stroll. There address is Castle Rd, Scarborough YO11 1HY. You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. You can book by phone or online, at 0370 333 1181

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

Situated on the Castle Road. Anne Bronte's grave is in the church yard - the gravestone wording is fading, but the Church has added a clear memorial. The church has had a long and seemingly turbulent history dating back to the 1100s. Worth spending a hours exploring where you can also see the much-visited grave is that of Anne Bronte, who died in Scarborough in 1849.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Uniquely situated in a dramatic cliff top position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens and zoo to the deep rooted heritage of the house. Don’t miss their amazing winter wonderland transformation.

If you enjoy visiting castles and stately homes then there are a wide variety within Yorkshire – click here for more details.

Further Afield


Dotted all along the northeast coast there are some fabulous spots for a day out. Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are just north of Scarborough and Filey. Flamborough Head and Bridlington are to the south.

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