Fancy a weekend break away to one of North Yorkshire’s top seaside town? Scarborough, which is blessed with two sandy beaches and a historic headland dating back to the Roman times, is the place to be.  With many attractions for all the family, it is a perfect place for a weekend visit.

Scarborough is one of the east coast’s busiest seaside resorts and attracts many people to the town, due to its vast history. One of Scarborough’s oldest attractions is Scarborough Castle which stands predominantly looking over the North Sea. During the summer month, the castle holds several events from exhibitions to educational activities for the kids. You can also take your canine friends and explore the walks through the gardens, before heading down for a splash in the sea.

Scarborough is fortunate to have two beaches within the blue flagged north bay and south bay that you can choose from. The north bay is lined with a number of gorgeous beach huts and a miniature railway to guide you and the children round the bay without the hassle of walking. The Sea Life Centre is also a fun and educational activity which has been in Scarborough for many years. This attraction offers the opportunity to have breakfast with the seals or embark on a marine biologist experience.

This is complemented by many pubs and cafes for food and refreshments throughout the day. Blue Crush situated under The Sands Development complex at the North Bay offers outside seating allowing customers a spectacular view while eating their lunch. An alternative option would be an afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and cakes from Peaches and Cream, a local, independent business. 

From here, you can take the open top bus and enjoy a breezy ride around the bay for as little as £2. The south bay foreshore is renowned for it addictive arcades, Luna theme park, speed boat rides and of course the beautiful boats situated in the pier. With two piers on offer, The Harbour View Café on the west pier allows the enjoyment of tasting the traditional fish and chips while observing the picturesque boats in the harbour.

Looking over south bay, the magnificent view of Scarborough Spa glistens in the sun, offers visitors the chance to view the great architecture which dates back to the 1800s. Many people visit The Spa to watch concerts, shows, and visit exhibitions. This half a mile attraction offers a cliff lift which takes you up to the esplanade to grab the perfect snap of the whole of Scarborough bay.

One of Scarborough’s newest attractions is Europe’s largest Open-Air Theatre which has hosted some big names including Elton John, Olly Murs and Status Quo. This summer they are proud to be introducing Lionel Richie, Gary Barlow, Britney Spears, and many more excellent acts.

Scarborough is certainly the place to visit with unmissable attractions for all the family – get saving and book your weekend away!

Scarborough Castle                  

Contact: 01723 372451

The Open-Air Theatre                                   

Contact: 01723 818111

The Spa Scarborough                                                    

Contact: 01723 821 888

Sea Life Centre                                                                 

Contact: 01723 373414