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.
Don’t forget the beaches. There’s North Bay and South Bay at Scarborough, and both are extremely popular with visitors young and old, thanks to the golden sands, and sheltered location. On any day, they are great fun; on a sunny day, there’s nowhere better!
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You can view our top picks for the best hotels in Scarborough and our page on apartments to rent.
Events in Scarborough
Scarborough plays host to a lot of incredible events, not least at the wonderful Open Air Theatre, which regularly sees the biggest names in pop and rock putting on a date at this unique venue.
Sharon Corr at Scarborough Spa Grand Hall, ScarboroughSouth Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
Date & Time:September 17th, 2023 6:30pm
Hothouse Flowers: The Let’s Do This Thing Tour at Scarborough Spa Grand Hall, ScarboroughSouth Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
Date & Time:May 18th, 2023 7:30pm
Oktoberfest at Scarborough Spa Grand Hall, ScarboroughSouth Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
Date & Time:October 14th, 2023 2:00pm
For more events in Scarborough, see our dedicated pages.
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More about 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 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.
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.
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 beaches – and there’s a couple to choose from – there’s also many attractions in Scarborough in case of rainy days. Browse them here.
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