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Scarborough Seaside & Family Attractions

A trip to Scarborough seafront is an essential part of childhood and is the perfect place for the whole family whatever your budget. A day on the beach building sandcastles, paddling, feeling the sand between your toes, ice cream, donkey rides – the list of fun is endless!
 
Scarborough seafront also offers twice as much beach compared to that of other holiday resorts, with two bays, each with its own very different character. The South Bay glitters with amusement arcades, ice cream parlours and shellfish stalls; while the quieter North Bay, just a 20-minute walk around the glorious Marine and Royal Albert Drive, or ten-minute ride on one of the regular open-topped buses, offers a more relaxing and nostalgic day out.
 
However the seaside is not all this town has to offer! There are a wide range of other Scarborough attractions to enjoy, use the search bar below to find out more!

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Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (9 miles, 15 km)

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.

Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

St. Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY (0 miles, 0 km)

YMCA Scarborough is a registered charity, run by local people to serve the local community since 1846.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR (1 miles, 1 km)

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Chafer Wood Nature Reserve

Just north of the village of Ebberston, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO13 9PA (9 miles, 15 km)

Bluebells, ramsons and other woodland pants offer a tapestry of colour in this idyllic mixed broadleaved woodland nature reserve.

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (1 miles, 1 km)

A coastal garden and woodland boasting pleasant walks with plenty of seating and spectacular views, Italian gardens and small pocket parks such as Shuttleworth Garden and Prince of Wales Terrace.

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club, Ganton, Near Scarborough, Scarborough, YO12 4PA (7 miles, 12 km)

Ganton in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It is ranked in the top 80 in the world and has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Bring back child hood memories of holidays to Scarborough and ride the Historic Water chute

Two Four Three Road Racing Association

Oliver's Mount

The Circuit Office, Olivers Mount, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW (1 miles, 2 km)

Motorcycle racing set to return to Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount circuit.

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Scarborough's unique office & meeting venue also offering virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery open to the public 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS (0 miles, 0 km)

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (0 miles, 0 km)

The famous Clock Tower overlooking the South Bay as featured in the The Royal TV series.

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LY (0 miles, 1 km)

Ornamental gardens close to the town centre including duck pond, Museum and Art Gallery garden, Design a Flowerbed Competition, and Daffodil trail.

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ (7 miles, 11 km)

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Scarborough north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

St Helens Square, Off. Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1EU (0 miles, 1 km)

A traditional indoor market selling a wide choice of goods. plus personal, friendly service. Beneath the main market you will find the market valults shopping centre.

Scarborough Footgolf

Scarborough Footgolf

Killbery Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

A new Scarborough attraction in 2017 opening from 10am until dusk every day. The course is situated adjacent to the renowned Stained Glass Centre and tea rooms with ample free parking.

Scarborough Bowls Centre

Scarborough Bowls Centre

Peasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TT (1 miles, 1 km)

An indoor bowls centre offering a world class bowling facility. All equipment supplied at no extra charge. Free instruction to new bowlers. Outdoor crown green, woods and jacks supplied.