Scarborough North Bay

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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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Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
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  • Other AwardsBlue Flag Blue Flag 2016
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Bronze Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Bronze Member 2020

Opening Times

Scarborough North Bay (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Check tide times for access onto beach.

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