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Scarborough’s North Bay has a pristine sandy beach and sparklingly clean waters making it popular with water sports enthusiasts and families alike. 

If you’re fond of getting wet in the name of fun, then Scarborough North Bay is the perfect place to head for. From surfing and jet skiing, to pedalos and just plain old swimming there’s a water-based activity for everyone. This Blue Flag beach is also a haven of entertainment with golf, crazy golf and a SeaLife Centre located close by. You can also hire a beach chalet from the promenade – then look forward to a relaxing day of beach life with tea on tap.

Cafés are situated either end of the promenade, as well as a supermarket for essentials. And no trip would be complete without a visit to North Bay Railway, the most historic seaside miniature railway in the UK. Keen walkers can take the spectacular Cleveland Way which stretches from North Bay to Robin Hood’s Bay and experience the fabulous coastal views. Alternatively take things easy and opt for an open-top bus tour which travels between North and South Bays.

Other beaches to explore in the North

Scarborough South Bay Beach 

Bridlington Beach Area 

Other activities in this area

Sea Life - Scarborough 

Jeremy's - Scarborough


How to get here

Nearest train station: Scarborough 

Distance from train station: 1.1 miles, 22 min walk


North Beach, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

01723 383 636

What to know before you go

Dogs are not allowed on the north half of the beach

Check out whether surf’s up before you go here where you can find the latest North Bay surf report and forecast.


Toilets and showers, an RNLI qualified lifeguard service during the summer season, first aid, lost child centre

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