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North Bay beach is one of Scarborough’s two bays. Of the two, the North is the place to be if you’re wanting to enjoy nothing but sand and sea!

In particualar North Bay is an ideal location for water sport enthuasits especially surfers! It's is also a great place for those who love rock pooling as you'll discover a bed of rocks that line the beach during low tide. You can even rent or hire one of the famous rainbow coloured chlaets that line the promenade, great for both families and friends.

It’s also home to some of Scarborough’s most popular attractions including, North Bay Railway, Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough Sea Life Centre. You'll also be able to see the famous Scarborough Castle on the cliffs above creating the perfect pituresque landscape. The beautiful Peasholm Park is another great place to visit which is just a mere 5 minute walk from the North Bay promonade.


More information:
- The beach is patrolled by an RNLI qualified lifeguard service during the summer season
- Tide times 
- Chalet hire​​​​
- Dog restrictions apply to this beach between 1 May and 30 September:
- Freddie Gilroy Sculpture
- Hairy Bob's Cave

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Saturday, 30th September 2023 - Saturday, 30th September 2023

An image of the Scarborough Surf Festival posterScarborough Surf FestivalThe popular annual Surf Festival is held on the lower Promenade of Scarborough's North Bay, near Freddie. 
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  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted


Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



  • Parking with charge



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage

Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
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Tel01723 383636

Opening Times

Scarborough North Bay (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Check tide times for access onto beach.

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