Visit Scarborough - seaside Yorkshire fun

As Britain’s first seaside resort, Scarborough has been a popular destination for holidaymakers for hundreds of years. Come rain or shine, there is lot’s to see and do to make an unforgettable Yorkshire seaside break. Whether you’re looking for a nostalgic family holiday, a cultural break, an action-packed sporting day out, or just a relaxing few days off, Scarborough – has something for you.

An Introduction to Scarborough

You’ll find two picturesque North and South bays with family-friendly beaches nestled either side of a towering headland crowned by the dramatic ruins of a 12th century English Heritage castle.

With countless attractions, museums, world-class theatre productions and plenty of incredible restaurants offering everything from casual eating to fine dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice of options on your next holiday to Scarborough.

Scarborough on the Map

Scarborough is to the south of Whitby and to the North of Filey on the Yorkshire coast.

Scarborough has a train station on the Scarborough, York line, which routes through to Doncaster (and Manchester beyond) making it accessible by rail from all parts of the UK, but particularly from those towns and cities.


You can view our top picks for the best hotels in Scarborough.

1 Church Cottages

Scarborough, YO13 0AE, United Kingdom

The Stables

Scarborough, YO12 5TG, United Kingdom

12 Holbeck Avenue

Scarborough, YO11 2XQ, United Kingdom

39 Eastborough – 3 bed

Scarborough, YO11 1NH, United Kingdom

Cedar 1

Scarborough, YO11 3NJ, United Kingdom

Castle View

Scarborough, YO13 0DG, United Kingdom

Little Pines

Scarborough, YO13 9AP, United Kingdom

Rydal Cottage

Scarborough, YO11 1RN, United Kingdom

Senna Rocks

Scarborough, YO11 2AP, United Kingdom

Swallow Cottage, Scarborough

Scarborough, YO13 0AY, United Kingdom

Wyvill House

Scarborough, YO11 3QH, United Kingdom

Villa Suite 3

Scarborough, YO11 2DN, United Kingdom

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Wykeham Tea Rooms

Main Road, Wykeham, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9QB

Yay Coffee!

6 Princess Royal Park, Scarborough, YO11 2RS

Walkers Fish Restaurant

17 Main Street, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9HJ

Walkers of Bar Street

14 Bar Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HT

Waves Cafe

Peasholm Gap, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TN

View Restaurant

Ambassador Hotel, Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

Tricolos Italian Restaurant

36-38 Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NF

Tree Top Press Cider & Farm Shop

Hillcrest Cottage, Suffield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0BJ

The Welcome Inne

22 Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PE

The Tunny Club

No1 Sandgate, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PE

The Plough

The Plough, 21-23 High Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0PT

The Plough Inn

Boak End, Lebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NX

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About Scarborough

Scarborough is a resort town on England’s North Sea coast, which, along with Whitby, is one of the county’s most famous seaside resorts – though there are several to choose from.

Scarborough has 2 bays with sandy beaches, which are split by a headland bearing the 12th-century Scarborough Castle.

The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train links the town centre with South Bay and its harbour, and still runs to this day.

The Rotunda Museum explores local coastal geology.

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s marine displays and the Peasholm Park Japanese gardens are behind North Bay.

With a population of 61,749, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire Coast and largest seaside town in North Yorkshire.

What Hotels are in Scarborough?

As a historic tourist town, there’s many hotels to choose from in Scarborough. View a collection of hotels in Scarborough here.

What is there to do in Scarborough?

As well as the beach – and that’s got a lot – there’s also many attractions in Scarborough in case of rainy days. Browse them here.

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