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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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Clock tower over looking Holbeck putting green

Holbeck Putting Green

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

Small putting green, with panoramic views over the South Bay of Scarborough, fun for all the family!

South Bay, Scarborough

Scarborough South Bay

Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

South Bay has a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working harbour with a small fishing fleet and a new marina for yachts and pleasure boats.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH (0 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

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.

Snainton Riding Centre

Snainton Riding Centre

Station Road, Snainton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9AP (8 miles, 14 km)

B.H.S and A.B.R.S Approved. Lessons from novices to advanced riders. All staff are fully qualified. Show jumping Indoor school or outdoor treks available at various lengths around beautiful countryside. All ages welcome

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

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 reatively new bandstand.

Brunswick Shopping Centre

Brunswick Shopping Centre

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UE (0 miles, 0 km)

The Brunswick Shopping Centre is Scarborough's only shopping centre and is situated in the heart of town centre, just a short walk from the sea front.

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.

Opera House Casino

Opera House Casino

56-64 St. Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DU (0 miles, 0 km)

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

Bay Watersports Ltd. Filey

Bay Watersports Ltd

Hawthorn House, Primrose Valley Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9QR (8 miles, 13 km)

A mobile watersports activities provider on the Yorkshire Coast. Coasteering, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayak tours.

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare Scarborough

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QH (1 miles, 2 km)

Alpamare is a new kind of water experience to the UK: a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness - and all this in an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment.

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.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema.

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NR (3 miles, 5 km)

Cayton Bay has a magnificent wide sweeping bay, a year-round dog-friendly beach, clean water, affordable parking and great facilities. Cayton Bay is a magnet for holidaymakers and is a beautiful place to explore.

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.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

6 & 8 South Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BP (0 miles, 1 km)

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

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.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway

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

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle.

Scarborough Surf School, Cayton Bay

Scarborough Surf School

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NR (3 miles, 5 km)

Cayton Bay is also home to some of the very best beach break waves on the East Coast. Surfable through all stages of tide with a good variety of conditions to suit all abilities.