Scarborough is an all-year-round coastal resort, with its busy fishing harbour and marina and a varied programme of events through the year. There are two sandy beaches, with a long promenade that links the two around the headland where the ruins of Scarborough Castle dominate the skyline. The 2,500 year old building is a must-see for anyone visiting the area and a wonderful day out for everyone. Whatever the weather there are plenty of attractions to entertain the whole family such as the Sea Life Centre, Peasholm Park, the water park and sea front amusements. Traditional summer fun can be had with donkey rides on the south beach and both bays offer great surfing.
Many well-known artists come to Scarborough to play at the Open Air Theatre, the Scarborough Spa and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round. There are also a number of festivals held during the year, which include the popular Seafest Maritime Festival and the Powerboats Grand Prix. Staying in a holiday cottage in Scarborough means you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. In addition to the various fish and chip restaurants, there is a great choice of cuisines from around the world. If you are looking for a bit of nightlife, the various pubs, bars and night clubs can keep you enjoying yourselves until the early hours.
Scarborough is well served by rail and bus networks. There is easy access up the coast towards Whitby, down the coast to Filey and Bridlington, and inland where the North York Moors is waiting to be discovered. For walkers and cyclists Scarborough lies on the Cleveland Way National Trail so you can take fabulous cliff top paths to Whitby and Filey. The town is also linked to Whitby and Pickering through the Moor to Sea Cycle Route which has 150 miles of quiet roads, forestry tracks and bridleways to enjoy.