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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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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.

BikeAbout Filey

BikeAbout Filey

4A Hope Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DL (7 miles, 11 km)

BikeAbout Filey provides cycle hire, repairs & the sale of parts, clothing, accessories and electric bikes. We repair and service all types of bikes and provide a range of reliable hire bikes for the whole family and can come to you!

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!

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, N Yorks, YO11 3UJ (7 miles, 11 km)

Offering guests the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting events, from experiencing the wonders of the dawn chorus to taking part in a fantastic Halloween weekend.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (0 miles, 1 km)

These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

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.

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.

The view from Olivers Mount, Scarborough

Oliver's Mount

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW (1 miles, 2 km)

A large wooded hill rising to 500 feet above sea level and from which you can obtain a breathtaking view of Scarborough. It has an impressive War Memorial, the column rising to 75½ feet, and there is also an attractive picnic area.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Harland Mount Nature Reserve

Stepney Hill, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 5NL (1 miles, 2 km)

Set on a steep hill ascending out of Scarborough, this rough acid pasture and scrub woodland nature reserve offers beautiful views across the town and over the sea.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD (0 miles, 1 km)

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

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.

Woodend

Woodend

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

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery is an exciting contemporary venue which shows work by an extensive range of artists and practitioners.

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 Rugby Club

Scarborough Rugby Club

Silver Royd, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NL (2 miles, 3 km)

Scarborough Rugby Club is the town's premier sporting ground and one of the biggest amateur Rugby Clubs in the country. More than just a rugby Club with 3 function rooms and a public gym.

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET (7 miles, 11 km)

Filey Country Park is an excellent spot for flying kites, dog walking and bird watching. It has some of the most fabulous views of the coast in the area.

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.

Scarborough cricket week

Scarborough Cricket Club

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

Scarborough cricket club's history spans a century and a half, the club being founded in 1849 when the first matches were played on castle hill. The Club is within walking distance of the town centre towards the North Bay.

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.

	 Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

The Distillery, Unit 1 Hunmanby Industrial Estate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PH (8 miles, 13 km)

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.