Scarborough was Britain's first seaside resort and has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years. It remains the largest of all the Yorkshire East Coast seaside towns, and unsurprisingly is a highly commercialised area which boasts a comprehensive range of high street and chain stores, as well as the usual novelty and seaside gift shops. If you can drag yourself away from high street giants such as TK MAXX and Marks and Spencers, there are a range of pretty little boutique style shops on Bar Street and Huntriss Row. Whether window shopping, browsing or buying, these boutiques possess a real air of luxury about them, whilst at affordable prices.
One of the most interesting and unique shopping areas is the emporium that is Scarborough Market. If it is the mainstream, everyday market stalls that take your fancy then the upper floor is the place to be, but if you are after something more quirky and unique then you're after the market vaults underneath the main market hall. The sort of goods you can expect to find here would be everything from records to clothing to arts & crafts to jewellery to holistic and new age stores. Other than the seafront shops where you can expect everything and anything you might need at the seaside, the other point of interest is Eastborough. Leading up from the sea front to the town centre, it may seem like a daunting uphill challenge at the end of a long day, but there are plenty of interesting throughout the ascent. Highlights include a highly renowned fudge shop, a joke shop, a rock and gem shop, a gothic store and a waffle and donut shop.
Amelia's Chocolate is the place to go to satisfy your chocolate Cravings! From Marvellous Marshmallow Lolly's to Crunchy Cinder Toffee Dipped in real Belgian Chocolate, Amelia's Chocolate has everything you could want and more all made with 100% Love. If that isn't enough, why not come along to one of their tasty workshops (for kids and grown-ups) where you can discover the story of chocolate and make some tasty chocolate products of your own to take home.
The Brunswick Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Scarborough, just a short walk from the sea front. Home to 31 shops and stores including Debenhams, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Next and Top Shop it caters for your every need, from fashions for all the family to home wares, accessories and gifts.
Finally, you can't take a trip to the coast without a little dip in the sea - and what better way to do that than through surfing! If you're new to surfing, or in need of a little extra tuition, there are a number of surf schools in the area. On top of this, there is a fantastic selection of Surf Shops in Scarborough, so you can look the part too!