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Scarborough South Bay beach is known more for it’s classic seaside feel with it’s amusements, restaurants, fresh seafood, ice cream parlors, shops and donkey rides.

The South is also home to Scarborough’s harbour which is filled with an assortment of recreational boats and fishing trawlers. Here you’ll find the opportunity to take a voyage on The Hispaniola or ride across the bay on a speed boat!

Overlooking the bay you’ll also find the popular Scarborough Spa and famous Scarborough Castle! Both great places to visit during your stay. You can also rent or hire one of the stunning rainbow chalets on the south side too!


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:
- Scarborough Spa cliff lift
- Central Tramway cliff lift


Beach Chalets

Scarborough South Bay                   12 April – 11 September


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Guide Prices

Deckchairs and windbreaks available for hire £2.00 (£1.00 deposit refunded)


Friday, 24th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Armed Forces Day ScarboroughArmed Forces Day National Event 2022The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Scarborough will host the prestigious Armed Forces Day National Event in 2022.
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  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

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


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay. From the South end of the bay you will come along Foreshore Road. From Peasholm Park in the North Bay, go on seafront along Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive and Sandside.

*Directions to south bay when there are no major events taking place:

Scarborough parking map: Please copy & paste the following website link into your browser: For up to the minute information on road works and road closures: Please copy & paste the following website link into your browser:  

Public Transport Directions

There is a regular No.6 bus service from the town centre down to the West Pier in the South Bay (day time only). Current timetable at Scarborough station is 0 miles away.

Scarborough South Bay


West Pier, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

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Opening Times

Scarborough South Bay (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Beach Chalets Scarborough South Bay (12 Apr 2022 - 11 Sept 2022)

* Please check tide times to ensure access to beach.

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