British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at

Scarborough - South No. 2 Beach

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

One of Britain's most famous seaside towns. Scarborough has excellent choice of amenities and entertainments. South sands is a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. A handy cliff lift provides easy access.

Beach Type



Public toilets
Fish and chip shops and pubs
Deckchair hire
A slipway and disabled access to the beach
First aid and lost child services are available with the lifeguards


There is a bowling green and plenty of amusement arcades
There is a leisure centre near-by and the beach is suitable for bathing
If conditions are right this beach is also suited to Surfing and Body boarding and there are several surf schools in the are

Nature and Wildlife

Buy an ice-cream and stroll the promenade or explore this traditional seaside town.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

litter bins are provided and the beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs are banned from the beach.

Tourist Information

Scarborough TIC. Unit 3. Pavilion House. Valley Bridge Road. North Yorkshire 01723 373333


Nearest town: Scarborough
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2741, -0.393463
Postcode: YO11 2BB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , North Yorkshire at Explore Britain.


Walking distance from Scarborough town centre

Public Transport

Bus services operate from the train station and the town centre.

Nearest Railway Stations

Scarborough (Less than half a mile away)
Seamer (Approx. 2 miles away)
Filey (Approx. 6 miles away)
Hunmanby (Approx. 8 miles away)
Bempton (Approx. 13 miles away)

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


There is a charge to park near the beach. During busy periods a park and ride service is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Albion Road, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Spa Drive, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
S.B.U., Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Vernon Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
St Nicholas Parade, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Falconers Road, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sea Cliff Road, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Westwood, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
King Street, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Scarborough