South Bay Beach

in Scarborough

Address: South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NU

Phone: +44 01723 383636


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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.

During your stay in sunny Scarborough, you can head North and check out the North Bay Beach and compare the two!


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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Related Accommodation

The accommodation below is nearby - and has been updated recently.

The Bike & Boot Inn

Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HA, United Kingdom

The Central Hotel 1840 by Historic Hotels

1-3 The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW, United Kingdom

Clifton Hotel

Queens Parade, Scarborough, YO12 7HX, United Kingdom

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The visitor attractions below are nearby.

Yay Coffee!

6 Princess Royal Park, Scarborough, YO11 2RS

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Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY