Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.
A place of two halves and two bays - rocky South Bay and award-winning, sandy North Bay - Britain’s original seaside resort is where traditional meets contemporary and where seaside kitsch meets Victorian genteel spa.
From the rugged rocky headland and colourful seaside traditions of the South Bay, to the bright beach huts of the award-winning sandy North Bay, Scarborough has all the ingredients you need for a classic beachside break.
There’s so much to do in Scarborough. Take a speed boat trip along the harbour, treat the family to a lakeside picnic and feed ducks in the tranquillity of Peasholm Park before watching a re-enacted sea battle in miniature – a charming way to spend an afternoon. Don’t miss the underwater aquatic delights of the Sea Life and Marine Centre, or embrace your cultural side in the Scarborough Art Gallery or the Rotunda Museum– perfect if the weather’s not on your side.
Delve below the blissful sandy surface and you’ll find a courageous historical grit that provides Scarborough with a charming character. Scarborough Castle, which towers over the two sweeping bays, offers visitors the chance to explore 3,000 years of turbulent history.