This resort town, with it’s top UK rated beaches and Clevedon National Trail coastline is situated on the North East coast of England and has two beautiful sandy beaches, which are divided by the 11th-century ruins of Scarborough Castle. It’s one of the biggest tourist destinations in North Yorkshire with many family attractions to enjoy.
Scarborough is also well known for its fishing and service industries, with its wonderful harbour and gentrified hotels dotted along the coast.
There are many activities to do with families and friends in Scarborough:
Parks & Nature Reserves:
Situated in Scarborough’s North Bay is the popular Peasholm Park. Voted 25th on Trip Advisor as the “Best Park in the whole of Europe”, this park has natural streams, waterfalls and gardens to explore. You can also hire canoes, rowing boats and pedalos to experience the park’s beautiful surroundings. There is also a putting green, cafe, kiosk, mini golf course and the famous Peasholm Park Island.
Harland Mount Nature Reserve
If you are looking for exceptional views of Scarborough, Harland Mount is the place to see. The hill has many walking trails across 8 hectares of scrub woodland, which look out to town and the North Sea.
South Cliff Italian Gardens
Close to the city centre is the South Cliff Italian Gardens. The gardens are filled with early 20th Century architecture and include formal planting, seating and a fishpond overlooked by a statue of the Roman God, Mercury.
There are many other fantastic parks to visit in the area including:
- Falsgrave Park
- Shuttleworth Gardens
- Burton Riggs Nature Reserve
- Valley Gardens
- Cayton Bay
- Royal Albert Park
- Chafer Wood Nature Reserve
Listed in the top 10 vintage seaside attractions by The Guardian is the historic water chute. Operated by the North Bay Railway Company, Lakeside Adventures includes a boating lake and an area to walk on top of the water inside an air sealed hamster ball!
Next to Lakeside Adventures is a large rope bridge and beam course. The course is in two levels, so there is plenty to do.
North Yorkshire Water Park
If you are into water sports, this is the place to be. The North Yorkshire Water Park has an inflatable aqua park, kayaking sessions, paddle boarding games, sailing and windsurfing sessions, and a lake for fishing.
Other popular attractions in Scarborough include:
- Alpamare Water Park
- Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
- Humble Bee Farm
- Betton Farm
- Playdale Farm Park
- Mini Monsterz Play Centre
- Scarborough Footgolf
- Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
Theatres and Entertainment
If you are looking for some entertainment in the evening, Scarborough does not disappoint. The town has some fantastic venues including:
- Scarborough Open Air Theatre
- Hollywood Plaza Cinema
- Moonlight Drive-in Cinema
- YMCA Theatre
- Opera House Casino
- Stephen Joseph Theatre
Bars and Restaurants
After a fun night out in the town, why not end the day with fine dining with family and friends.
There are over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants in Scarborough, so there is plenty of places to test
your taste buds. Some of the most popular areas include:
- Francis Tea Rooms
- Sandside Cafe
- Lifeboat Fishbar
- North Bay Fisheries
- Bryherstones Inn
- The Foulsyke Bistro
Schools and Education
Scarborough is also a very popular place to live in for families because of the number of outstanding Schools in the area:
Overdale Community Primary School - Ofsted rating: Good
St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School - Ofsted rating: Good
Friarage Community School - Ofsted rating: Good
Northstead Community Primary School - Ofsted rating: Good
Secondary Schools, Colleges and Academies
St Augustine’s Catholic School - Ofsted rating: Good
Scarborough Sixth Form College - Ofsted rating: Good
The Woodlands Academy - Ofsted rating: Good
There are many useful public services that can help make your journey around Scarborough a feel a lot easier:
There are currently 26 different buses in Scarborough, which are operated by the North Yorkshire
County Council. With over 50,000 people living in the town, this service can be very useful.
Scarborough railway station is operated by the TransPennine Express, where you can travel to
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, York and Hull.
Travel by Car
There are many useful roads from Scarborough that can help improve your journey:
- A64 - Leads directly to York and Leeds
- A165 - Leads directly to Hull
- A171 - Leads directly to Whitby and Middlesborough
- 170 - Leads directly to the M1
Scarborough, a beautiful place to live
It’s easy to see that Scarborough is an excellent town for families who live in North Yorkshire. There are lots of activities to do and places to visit for all ages, and there are good transport links to travel around the area as well.
Although the town is the third largest in the UK, Scarborough has a very unique location. Located next to the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest Park, this offers you the chance to experience the hustle and bustle of the town centre, while living close to the tranquility of the natural forests.
Start the next chapter at Cornelian Fields
We are delighted to announce that we have a beautiful collection of homes in Scarborough, which are available to buy at the Cornelian Fields development. Close to Cayton Bay, Scarborough town centre and the Cleveland Way National Trail, these homes are perfect for first time buyers, growing families and downsizers alike, who enjoy the luxuries which come as standard with a Kebbell home.
If you are interested in moving to a new home in Scarborough, please contact us:
Phone: 01723 586 858
Our show home is open Thursday to Monday from 10am - 5pm
Alternatively, you can register your interest by completing our registration form via the link below: