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Palm Court Hotel

YO11 2ES, Scarborough, St Nicholas Cliff

The Palm Court Hotel, AA 3 Star Silver Award rated, is located in a central location with 40 en suite bedrooms in the heart of Scarborough. Independently owned, this property offers guaranteed free parking and... read more

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Royal Hotel

YO11 2HE, Scarborough, St Nicholas St

Overlooking the beautiful South Bay, The Royal Hotel offers a traditional restaurant and leisure facilities. The hotel is set in a grand period building, just 500 metres from Scarborough Beach. The spacious bedrooms at The... read more

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The Grand Scarborough

YO11 2ET, Scarborough, St Nicholas Cliff

Overlooking Scarborough's Harbour and South Bay, The Grand is a Victorian hotel with sea views. The Grand has evening entertainment 365 days of the year in its stunning Cabaret Ballroom. Close to the promenade, the... read more

12650 reviews 4.7
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£ 29.00

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The Red Lea Hotel

YO11 2AJ, Scarborough, Prince of Wales Terrace

The Red Lea Hotel is situated on Scarborough’s picturesque South Cliff, which offers striking views over South Bay. Guests can benefit from the indoor heated swimming pool and free Wi-Fi on offer. Rooms at Red... read more

1159 reviews 8.6
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Blacksmiths Arms Inn

YO13 0AE, Scarborough, High Street, Cloughton

This 250 year-old traditional English inn is set in the attractive village of Cloughton, 4 miles from Scarborough. This family-run property offers cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi and a charming restaurant with classic British cuisine... read more

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£ 72.90

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Cumberland Hotel

YO11 2AB, Scarborough, Belmont Road

Cumberland Hotel is ideally situated in Scarborough South Cliff, only 10 minutes' walk from The Spa complex and the beach. It offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms... read more

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The New Southlands Hotel

YO11 2QW, Scarborough, West Street, South Cliff

Situated on Scarborough's South Cliff, The New Southlands Hotel is a 20-minute walk from the town centre. The property offers a bar and a restaurant. The rooms include a TV and tea and coffee making... read more

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Granby Hotel

YO11 1HL, Scarborough, 1-2 Granby Place

The Granby Hotel is situated in the town centre of Scarborough. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the North Bay and South Bay Beaches. The rooms include a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee... read more

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£ 27.03

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The Oakwheel

YO13 0HR, Scarborough, 17 19 Coastal Road, Burniston

Located in Scarborough, 5 km from Peasholm Park, The Oakwheel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Around 7 km from The Spa Scarborough, the property is also 5... read more

413 reviews 8.3
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£ 64.60

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The Norbreck Hotel

YO11 1HY, Scarborough, Castle Road

Located in Scarborough, The Norbreck Hotel offers beachfront accommodation 150 metres from Scarborough North Bay and provides various facilities, such as a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant,... read more

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The Bike & Boot Inn

YO11 2HA, Scarborough, Cliff Bridge Terrace

Set in Scarborough and with Scarborough North Bay reachable within less than 1 km, The Bike & Boot Inn offers express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a... read more

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£ 75.00

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Rowntree Lodge

YO11 2QN, Scarborough, 17 West Street

Providing free WiFi throughout the property, Rowntree Lodge is located in Scarborough, 1.7 km from Scarborough North Bay and 1.6 km from The Spa Scarborough. The property is set 2.4 km from Peasholm Park, 2.7... read more

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Located on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, it’s the largest seaside resort on the Yorkshire coast. The town is positioned spectacularly above two sandy bays, and it is impressed with the beautiful architecture from various historic periods.

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History and overview of the city


seaside accommodationThe ruins of Scarborough Castle from the 11th century can still be seen by tourists. They are located on a beautiful rocky promontory that separates the seafront into the two beautiful white sand bays. The town was popular during the Middle Ages because of the six-week long trading festival. Merchants from all parts of Europe travelled to the area to display interesting products and merchandise.

Scarborough Spa was founded in 1626 after a stream of acidic water was discovered running down the cliffs south of the town. Grand Hotel Scarborough was completed in 1867 to address the influx of visitors to the area.

Today, it’s trying to renovate some of the most spectacular Victorian buildings in the heart of town. The town has a range of interesting historic and cultural landmarks that add to the spectacular nature and boost its popularity among travellers.

Who is it suitable for?

As there’s a couple of theme parks and fairgrounds in the local area, you can take children of all ages and guarantee they’ll have fun. Flamingo Land, as the name suggests, is home to a flock of flamingos. Not only that, it features rides suitable for all age levels.

For an adventure that’s a little less white knuckle, there’s always Scarborough Fair, which has its roots in the middle ages. While it was once one of the best markets around, it’s since evolved to become a quaint fairground.

If you’re more interested in culture than rides, you can try the local castle, which overlooks the town. It has over 2,500 years of history and overlooks the surrounding Yorkshire seafront, making it an excellent location for romantic walks or taking photographs. For those who’d like to take a step away from the sea, the NYMR railway acts as an excellent opportunity to explore surrounding areas of Yorkshire. Not only that, you’ll get a pretty decent view of the nearby countryside.

Entertainment in the local area

Parking is adequate throughout the town, which means those who are staying on its edges can drive in and experience what it has to offer. Europe’s largest open air theatre is a key attraction and it has deals on concerts and other forms of entertainment throughout the year.

Some of the best restaurants include North Bay Fisheries, which is close to the beach and provides enviable views of the sea. The food there is relatively cheap too.

In terms of nightlife, Scarborough is home to Storm, which is close to the town centre and provides some of the best deals on cocktails in the local area.

Largest Holiday Resort on the Yorkshire Coast


affordable seafront hotel stay in scarboroughWhether it’s in the centre, in South Bay close to the beach, or near the seafront, accommodation in the nearby area is usually cheap. Boutique hotels aren’t particularly common, although there are some reliable spas and manors that allow for a more luxury experience.

If you’re keen to stay in the centre and save money, aim for one of the local guest houses. Alternatively, you can maximise the views in the local area by looking for a self-catering cottage or apartment. South Cliff and Low Moor are excellent locations for those who want to get away from it all, and there are some grade II listed properties available to hire for those who want to steep themselves in history.

Whether you need a quick weekend away with your friends, a chance to spend time with your family, or a last-minute break, Scarborough is the town for you.

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Hotel with Family Rooms near South Bay Beach YO11 1NT


Scarborough boasts several outstanding hotels perfect for the entire family, so it’s very easily to search for the best kid-friendly and family-friendly accommodation in and around this seaside resort.

A very popular family friendly hotel is 3 star East Ayton Lodge, only minutes from the beach. Larger rooms are suitable for 2 adults and 2 children, full English breakfast is included ! The hotel is an ideal base for walking, touring and visiting all the attractions of Yorkshire, yet is only minutes from the sea.

South Bay Beach : Postcode YO11 1NT

Getting to Scarborough in North Yorkshire England UK


If you are interested in a Scarborough holiday, you have a number of convenient travel options.

The A64 is the main road leading from Yorkshire to Scarborough. A170 and A171 are other possible routes. During the summer, you may find it a bit difficult to discover parking spaces in the town centre.

Hourly fast train services are available to Scarborough from cities and towns like Manchester, York train station and Leeds city railway station. Regular and highly convenient bus services are also available from Middlesbrough and the seaside port town of Whitby. A single coach per day connects the seaside resort to London.

The nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford, Durham Tees Valley and Doncaster Airports.