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Scarborough North Bay Beach

North Bay Beach, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TN
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Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Scarborough North Bay Beach review

The beach at Scarborough’s north bay is a lot larger than the beach at south bay. However, do be warned that when the tide comes in the beach gets considerably smaller. In the section alongside the road, you can expect to see the waves splashing onto the road at high tide which kids will love to see.

It is our favourite of the two beaches because it is a lot more laid back. It’s a peaceful place to spend some time as there are no amusements close by. There is a shop, a few cafes, crazy golf and a surf school plus some public toilets but that really is about it. You can also rent out one of their brightly coloured beach huts.

The beach is incredibly picturesque especially with its views of Scarborough Castle. We love to visit as the tide is going out as it’s a great beach for rock pooling. We have found more crabs on this beach than anywhere else on the Yorkshire coast.

Make sure you also take a walk to the giant sculpture of Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers. It’s a great spot for a family photo. The beach has a lifeguard during the warmer months.

FAQ and Further Information Scarborough North Bay Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are a few cafes to choose from along the seafront.

What are the main things to do?

Large sandy beach with rock pooling, brightly coloured beach huts, surf school and crazy golf. There are public toilets and a choice of places to purchase food and drinks.

Is there parking?

There is pay and display car parking along the seafront.

When are they open?

The beach is open all year round.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not allowed on a large stretch of the beach from May 1st to September 30th.

Are they accessible?

The beach is very close to the pavements and there is a ramp down to the beach.

Scarborough North Bay Beach
Scarborough North Bay Beach
Scarborough North Bay Beach
Scarborough North Bay Beach
Scarborough North Bay Beach

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