Newest Review: ... really nice. The sound of the waves crashing against the beach and little cafes and pubs along the way make it really enjoyable. Scarboro... more
Scarborough, Absolute Bliss
Scarborough in General
Member Name: generalcoburn
Scarborough in General
Advantages: Relaxing, Entertaining, Clean, Lovely, Friendly, Stunning.
Disadvantages: You Won't Want to Leave
Scarborough, olde english seaside resort, stunning architectural elegance and picturesque views situated in a glorious location with two bays of quite unbelievable contrast.
Having spent quite a few weeks in the place over the years I have never tired of the spectacular coastline and golden sand encased in a clear blue horizon.
There are many interesting things for the holiday maker to do here from visiting Peasholm Park in North bay and taking in the miniature naval battle, the park is a gem of a place with pedolos aplenty and stunning ornamental gardens, Atlantis water park is nearby, a huge outdoor swimming pool with large flumes to rival similar attractions in europe and Kinderland, a huge adventure playground for young children. There is a steam train herritage here with the Scarborough Flyer Line to the small locomotive that chuffs its way around north bay.
Over on south bay we find more traditional seaside fayre with the usual wares from shops selling gifts and trinkets to the local caught fresh seafood offered in excellent restaurants and takeaways (Try the shark steaks), to the arcades and bingo halls. The beach is popular and can be very busy offering great views of the majestic Grand Hotel and Cliffs. Unlike the quiet north bay which offers blissful solitude between the beach huts.
The town centre is a bustling busy place full of the usual shops you'd find anywhere, the cloned restaurant and fastfood chains etc... It just somehow feels better being there than anywhere else.
Looking around in any direction you will be presented by fantastic sights and great examples of extravagant victorian architecture, this place looks like nowhere else and is the better for it.
Parking is adequate, it is serviced with a reasonable road network, the prices in the shops, eateries and hotels etc.... are on a par with everywhere else.
Being quite hilly is the main reason people are put off visiting but there are Tram Lifts for these priced at 50p so you never need to walk up any hills, only down.
The piste de resistance is 3 miles south on the filey/bridlington road, two quite beautiful towns in their own right, a beach called Cayton Bay, an isolated horseshoe bay of white fine sand with no pebbles, shells, seaweed or people except the odd surfer making the most of the unusual wave formations this bay creates, distant views of flamborough head cliffs then the horizon.
Visit Scarborough, it echoes Blackpool in tradition but eclipses it with its cleanliness and beauty, a much more tranquil place too with no one in a rush, Blackpool is a bit like Scarborough Fuelled on adrenalin.
Summary: The Best Holiday Resort on Offer
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