image for Beach item typeSouth Bay at Scarborough South Bay

    Beach, free entry

    South Bay Beach

    South Bay Beach

    South Bay Beach

    South Bay Beach



    Tourism Bureau

    01723 383636


    South Bay Beach,
    Foreshore Road,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO11 1PB

    Events at this Venue


    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.

    For further details see

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

    Children welcomeDogs accepted

    Opening Details

    Open all the time

    Please check tide times to ensure access to beach.


    Free entry

    Deckchairs and windbreaks available for hire £2.00 (£1.00 deposit refunded)


    See location of Scarborough South Bay on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 044885  Lat: 54.28149 Long: -0.39794

    By Road:
    Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay.
    From the South end of the bay you will come along Foreshore Road.
    From Peasholm Park in the North Bay, go on seafront along Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive and Sandside.

    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. Therfore traffic can only flow through from the South Bay to the North Bay.

    By public transport:
    There is a regular No. 6 bus service from the town centre down to the West Pier in the South Bay (day time only). Current timetable at

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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