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Scarborough North Bay Beach

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

A quiet and sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. A castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Beach Type



First aid
Lost child centre
Beach huts


Jet skiing and crazy golf
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a miniature railway and a SeaLife Centre at the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly during the bathing season and there are litter bins on the beach.


There are also dog bins on the beach (a poop scoop order is in force) and a dog walking area. Dogs are not allowed on the north half of the beach and mus.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Scarborough Tourist Information Centre Scarborough Tel: 01723 373333


Nearest town: Scarborough
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2938, -0.404077
Postcode: YO12 7TP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is just off the A165 which can be reach from the A170 or the A171.

Public Transport

There are buses every 15 minutes to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Scarborough (About a mile away)
Seamer (Approx. 4 miles away)
Filey (Approx. 7 miles away)
Hunmanby (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking with disabled spaces but it is over 5 minutes walk from the beach. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Victoria Park, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Northstead Lower, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Northstead Upper, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Burniston Road, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
William Street, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
North Terrace, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Scalby Mills, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Castle Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Friars Way, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Dean Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Scarborough