The amusements may be "tacky" but the views are still quite nice - beacuse its built on a cliff, the buildings stack up one behind another and streets lead up and away from the seafront.
As you get to the harbour you pass the main batch of fish stalls. Walk onto the first harbour jetty and cut through the buildings so that you're by the harbour side rather than the beach...
Couldn't resist this lovely view back to The Grand looking past the lobster nets at the harbour. That boat "The Hispaniola" is just to the left of the pots.
Walk Up To The Castle
Leave the harbour, go past the funfair, cross the road, pass the little cafe and climb up to the castle. Nice views of the harbour and the town begin to open up as you climb.
Spectacular Harbour View
This is a view of the harbour from the climb up to the castle. Lovely isn't it. Further up the path and looking left you'll see St. Mary's Church - we'll visit that later.
This is where you'll find the holiday chalets. There's also the Miniature North Bay Railway, Peasholm Park & the Scarborough Sea Life Centre.
South Bay Beach
The sandy beach is a great place to walk along, build sand-castles or even venture into the North Sea.
The old town is situated on the South Bay between the harbour & the castle. Here you'll find interesting narrow old streets and steps that lead you up to the castle.
This is the place to find amusement arcades, souvenir shops, ice creams, fish & chips, cafes & pubs.
Scarborough harbour is an enjoyable place to explore. As well as the trawlers, cargo boats & private yachts, there are pleasure boats that take visitors out to sea & along the coast.
There is a good display of sand sculptures at South Bay - free to view from the promenade with donations to the artists welcome.
The Lifeboat Station
There has been a lifeboat station on this site since 1801 making it the third oldest lifeboat station in the UK.
The lifeboat station is open through every day and the shop from 11.00 to 16.00.
The Rotunda is Scarboroughs town museum - open 10.00 to 17.00 (but not Mondays). Admission is £4.00 and under 18s are free.
The website has details of exhibitions.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Nice park at the North side of Scarborough with weekly summer events.
Take a ride on a swan paddel boat or just go for a walk through the park and explore the wildlife
- Arts and Culture
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons