Welcome to the original UK seaside resort – Scarborough. Located in the heart of the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough has been a popular holiday destination as far back as the 1600’s, and it’s no surprise. situated between two bays, North Bay and South Bay, Scarborough is surrounded by sandy beaches with a huge variety of attractions for the whole family.
Seaside and Scenery
Take a towel and have a paddle, or enjoy a donkey ride next to the shore at either one of Scarborough’s exceptionally well-kept beaches. Sit back and enjoy the sights of Scarborough Castle and the lighthouse or bring a picnic and walk the dog.
For something a little more quaint, take a trip to Peasholm Park and take in the stunning views of the tranquil lake. Hire a canoe or rowing boat to experience the lake from close quarters, or simply sit and enjoy live music by the bandstand. Throughout the park you’ll find oriental-inspired gardens, gentle waterfalls and rare botanicals.
If you’re looking for something a little more than a lazy day by the beach; learn to surf, paddleboard or kayak at Dexters Surf School or visit the SEALIFE Sanctuary for an underwater treat!
Get your adrenaline pumping on the dodgems at Luna Park Funfair, or visit the lively Alpamare Waterpark where you’ll find wave pools, water slides and play parks – perfect for summer fun.
Check out the line-up at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre during your stay and watch world-famous music and entertainment acts headline the stage.
Other popular attractions include Scarborough Spa, Playdale Farm Park, Cayton Bay Beach and North Yorkshire Water Park.
Experience panoramic views of the Yorkshire Coast from the beautifully situated Scarborough Castle. Whether you’re visiting with friends, family or travelling solo, the castle has plenty to offer.
Fuel up at the coffee shed or ice cream truck then tour the castle grounds, enjoy the views and explore exhibitions at this all-year-round attraction. Finish off at the gift shop and take home a little piece of Scarborough with you.
Food & Drink
Being a seaside town, you’ll find an array of local restaurants serving delicious locally sourced seafood dishes at the likes of Mark’s Fish and Chips and Farrer’s Bar and Restaurant.
Be sure not to miss out on classic Yorkshire delicacies such as sunday dinners, carveries and wholesome pub lunches in some of the most popular local eateries the town has on offer.
Staying in Scarborough
At Great Escapes Holiday Lets you’ll find a range of stunning holiday lets, cottages and apartments in ideal locations, enabling you to explore Scarborough and surrounding areas in comfort and style.