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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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The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express

Jesson Way, CARNFORTH, LA5 9UR (0 miles, 0 km)

Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

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.

Ravenscar

Ravenscar

Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NA (9 miles, 14 km)

Ravenscar is 7 miles/11 kilometres south-east of Whitby. There is an impressive panorama of the great sweep of Robin Hood's Bay on the approach road to Ravenscar. The country mansion of Raven Hall, built in 1774 has become a hotel.

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.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU (4 miles, 7 km)

So much more than just a working steam museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection is where the past truly comes to life.

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

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

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

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Burton Riggs Nature Reserve

Off the A64 just outside Scarborough, Seamer, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4QE (3 miles, 5 km)

The large, open lakes at Burton Riggs make it a fantastic place to watch wildfowl and waders, particularly during autumn migration and over the winter months.

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.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre, Scarborough OAT has since built a reputation as a concert venue worthy of hosting household names from all corners of the world of music.

Sky Trail Adventure

Sky Trail Adventure

Burniston Road, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Experience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course.

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.

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.

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.

Filey Golf Club

Filey Golf Club

West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9BQ (7 miles, 12 km)

Filey Golf Club was established in 1897. The original course was situated on land to the north of this fine old North Yorkshire fishing town. The course moved to its present site on the south side of town two years later.

Mini Monsterz, Whitby and Scarborough

Mini Monsterz

Unit 5 - 8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Eastfield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3YS (5 miles, 8 km)

Based in both Scarborough and Whitby, Mini Monsterz are amongst North Yorkshire's biggest soft play centres which provide fun for all the family.