South sands is a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working inner harbour with a small fishing fleet and outer harbour for pleasure boats and yachts. There are boat trips around the bay or along the coast. A handy cliff lift provides easy access to the town centre in minutes.
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The historic Spa lies at the south end of the beach which holds live entertainment and houses the famous Spa Orchestra during the summer season.
You’ll find traditional Fish & Chips and a variety of places to eat and drink alongside the sheltered sandy beach.
The Spa a widely used conference venue for the town. Heading north along the beach you will find amusements cafes and restaurants along with the traditional seaside stalls selling delights from cockles and winkles to sweets such as Scarborough rock and fudge.
There are many pay and display parking spaces all the way along the adjacent road, but please note it is a very popular location, and spaces are sometimes difficult to find.
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