If you are looking for Entertainment, Shopping, Outdoor Activities, Blue flag beaches or Walking in the North Yorkshire Moors. It’s all here on the Yorkshire Coast.


Scarborough has a selection of independents as well as high street names. Bar Street has boutiques, cafes and specialist individual shops. In the Brunswick indoor shopping centre you will find a great selection of shops. The town hosts international food markets and also a really special Victorian Christmas market. The pandemic in 2020 has not seen too many closures. Vacant premises normally fill quickly in this thriving local town as there are no major out of town shopping centres within a 45 miles radius.


Scarborough offers lots of activities for all ages. Surfing is good especially in the South Bay in windy weather. The Alpamare water park is great for entertaining the family. Snainton Golf driving range is just a twenty minute drive away. Fantastic cliff top walks overlooking the two bays. Peasholm Park with its superb gardens and boating lake. Scarborough speedboat rides plus fishing trips from the harbour or for a gentler pace a ride onboard the Regal Lady. So many more things to do in fact Scarborough is a great base to explore the whole area including Whitby and Filey plus the North Yorkshire Moors national park. Being on the east of England with tall cliffs, when on the beach you are sheltered from predominant westerly winds. Sometimes we are called the Yorkshire Riviera.

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Local Food

Scarborough restaurants are varied and many are small independents serving high quality food. There are numerous local farm shops who sell award winning products including local meats, vegetables and homemade bakery products.

Recently transformed thanks to a £2.7m redevelopment, the market is a must-visit destination for high quality, fresh local food and a huge variety of independent shops and stalls. It’s a great place to browse and shop or just relax over a coffee or a delicious lunch. 
On the ground floor you’ll find traditional market stalls offering an excellent range of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and unique local shops as well as a café and deli, selling freshly-cooked snacks and meals.


Scarborough is the perfect base. Cliff top walks with spectacular views over The South and North Bays. Oliver’s Mount The highest point above The South Cliff with views across the North Yorkshire Moors and the whole coastline down towards Filey. The Forge Valley woods just behind the town lead you into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Here you will be hiking on windswept heather clad moorlands with views of the rugged coastline and its hidden valleys and villages. A special place on the coast is Robin Hoods Bay just above Scarborough.