South Bay has a large sandy bay with excellent facilities, child friendly amenities and is very popular with families. During the main season the RNLI patrol the beach with trained life guards.
There is a working harbour with a small fishing fleet and a new marina for yachts and pleasure boats. There are various boat and fishing trips around the bay and along the coast.
You will be spoilt for choice for amusements along the Foreshore and entertainment in the wonderful Victorian Spa Complex and Futurist theatres.
The Spa houses the famous Spa Orchestra during the summer season, which is the only one of it's kind remaining in the UK. Many national organisations hold their annual conferences there and is popular for TV and film locations.
Sample the wonderful Yorkshire fish & chips and seaside stalls selling traditional delights from cockles and oysters to Scarborough rock and fudge alongside quality cafes and restaurants.
A handy cliff lift provides easy access to the town centre in minutes.
Deckchairs and windbreaks available for hire £2.00 (£1.00 deposit refunded)
Open all the time
Please check tide times to ensure access to beach.
Season Dates and Opening Hours
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South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB
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Map reference: TA 044885 Lat: 54.28149 Long: -0.39794
Parking for Armed Forces Day.
Please be aware that the event area is Foreshore Road and West Pier, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 1PB which will not be accessible for car parking.
In order to provide a safe event there will be a road closure in place from 07:00hrs to 19:00hrs
Please be aware that there is a one-way traffic system in place from South Bay to North Bay due to the two year temporary road works on Marine Drive, in relation to infrastructure work by Yorkshire Water.
The following car parks will not be accessible on the day due to the location of the Armed Forces Day event.
West Pier car park, Eastborough car park, Quay Street car park and limited availability on Spa Approach Road.
For a full list of other council car parks please visit www.scarborough.gov.uk/parking/
Park & Ride
There are two Park & Ride sites, both located on the south side of Scarborough which have drop off and collection bus stops outside the Rotunda Museum. The museum is located by the "Aquarium Top" roundabout which is the beginning of the event area.
Service 64 - Seamer Road park and ride - easily accessible from the A64 York to Scarborough road, with 600 parking spaces and served by buses operating at least every 15 minutes.
Service 165 - Filey Road park and ride - easily accessible from the A165 Filey to Scarborough road, with 600 parking spaces and served by buses operating at least every 15 minutes.
Facilities - at each site you will find high quality facilities coupled with high frequency bus services. Key features are:
Public toilets with baby changing facilities
Enclosed waiting area
CCTV coverage for safe and secure parking
CCTV fitted to all vehicles so you can feel safer while travelling
Low floor easy access buses which operate to the highest environmental standards
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Scarborough station