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From beaches to beautiful gardens


When strolling down the Seafront, don't forget to look up. The sight of the majestic Grand Hotel, steeped in history, dominates the skyline. The Spa bridge seems to casts an ethereal glow against the roads' ruggedness. The Spa in the distance is a nod to the classic elegance of the Victorian era when open-air orchestras were typical.

No matter what type of experience you are looking for in Scarbrough, whether it's a speedboat ride, run along the beach or simply a lazy beach picnic, the South Bay offers something for every pace. 

Foodies can wander the array of fresh seafood stalls for lunch or opt for one of the elegant restaurants that line the bay, such as Geo, Saltwater and Marisco Lounge, to name a few. Grab a cool drink and sit outside to absorb the atmosphere and savour the view.

Recommended Lunch Spot

South Bay Harbour views with outside seating: Marisco Lounge

North Bay views, perfect for seafood: Saltwater

Light bites and great coffee: Bay View Coffee House


After lunch, walk back to The Spa to climb up to Southcliff Gardens, a beautiful and unique collection of gardens that can be accessed from down on the Seafront or the Esplanade above. 

Take your time to wander through each garden collection, including the Spa Gardens, Italian Gardens, Prince of Wales Gardens, the Rose Garden, Holbeck Gardens, and the Shuttleworth Gardens. 

Explore the twisting trails that descend a significant slope from the Esplanade to the Seafront, admiring the beautiful trees, shrubs and unique structures. 

A detailed map of the gardens can be downloaded from the Friends of Southcliff Gardens website. 

Finally, take a walk from the Esplanade across the Spa bridge to stay the night at The Bike & Boot Hotel, heaven for dog owners, surfers, walkers and cyclists alike that boasts storage, cleaning areas and even a grooming table alongside free cinema and cake for guests.

Recommended dining spots:

Freshest shellfish and local catch: Cafe Fish

A short walk up the street will find Cafe Fish, a haven for fish and seafood lovers who love to feast on the freshest catch.

Fish and Chips with sea views: Papas

Bistro: The Central

Cocktails and bistro: GEO

Recommended places to stay

Dog and Cyclist Friendly: Bike & Boot Hotel

Seafront B&B: Bland's Cliff Lodge

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Welcome Explorers!

If you are ready to embark on a thrilling journey across the Yorkshire Coast, start planning here with our interactive map, where curiosity knows no bounds.

We have done the hard work for you and mapped unknown territories, hidden gems, and extraordinary activities that you can add to your itinerary.

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So strap yourselves in for an unforgettable road trip that will redefine how you explore our magnificent Yorkshire Coast - all at your fingertips!

7 Day Guide to the Bridlington Route

The Bridlington route is abundant with nature

reserves, packed with wildlife and is an area

that rewards with historical charm and natural

beauty. You can create experiences that are

as energetic as you feel. So why not combine

thrill-seeking moments with more peaceful walks

to observe nature in its natural habitat?

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7 Day Guide to the Filey route

Filey is perfect for surfing, walking and cycling

from coast and countryside and

steeped in seafaring history and fables,

so even a trip to the pub will likely result

in a lively chat with locals.

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7 Day Guide to the Hornsea Route

Check out the Hornsea route to see the market

town beauty against an eaten and

collapsing coastline. This hauntingly

the beautiful area stands proud and gives a

true Lakeland by the Sea experience.

Perfect to be explored at a slower pace,

packed with walks, hikes and cycling

throughout, outdoor enthusiasts and nature

lovers should set up base at one of the

many holiday parks in and around the area.

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7 Day Guide to the Scarborough Route

Scarborough is known for being England

seaside resort. Sure, you can expect the

iconic coastal scenery that everyone's

familiar with but let us show you the

unspoilt, rugged coastal paths,

awe-inspiring woodlands, adrenaline-pumping

water sports and not forgetting fantastic

food that will challenge your ideas of

this quaint coastal town.

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7 Day Guide to the Withernsea Route

The Withernsea route will guide you

through the wonderful wildness of this

often overlooked stretch of coastline.

Its fast-disappearing coastline and

ghosts of lost towns are inspirational for

many - you can certainly see echoes

of Tolkien’s Middle Earth as you explore

this hauntingly beautiful area.

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7 Day Ultimate Thrill Seekers Guide

Adventure awaits on Route YC and

we've got everything from

adrenaline-filled zip wires, awesome

hikes, world-class cycling and some

of the best surf in the UK.

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A Guide to the Coastal Sculpture Collection

Renowned local artist, Emma Stothard famed

for her intricate sculptures using touch and

unyielding metals and willow are woven into

delicate structures celebrating wild and

marine life throughout the Yorkshire Coast.

This itinerary is a great way to combine.

Sculpture with must-stop places to see

wild and marine life up close.

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Best places to stay and view Light Night

Light Night is back, and this year it's returning with more

dates, lasers and locations!

Don't forget to add Light Night to your itinerary and continue

reading to find out where you can stay and enjoy the lasers

as the skies are lit in technicolour this February.

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Bridlington Sample Guide

Visit the heart of the Yorkshire Coast

shellfish industry, and explore the old

the historic area of Bridlington and find

areas of outstanding beauty and wildlife.

If you are a cyclist or a walker, there are

plenty of great routes which will combine

coastal vistas and rural gems. Just make sure

you leave time to take in a world-class

show at The Theatre and sample the local

catch at local cafes and restaurants.

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Dog Friendly Road Trip Guide

Heading out on your Route YC road trip

with your dog? Whether you're looking

for dog-friendly accommodation, food

and drink places, great beaches, and

dog walks, we have you covered whilst

you and your best friend holiday on the

Yorkshire Coast.

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Filey Sample Guide

Walkers, cyclists and nature lovers will

be spoilt for choice on the Filey route.

It will take you past rugged shorelines

which are steeped in myth and legend,

including the newly discovered

shipwreck of the Bon Homme Richard,

through to quaint villages and bays

with an incredibly unique restaurant

known for its pies for every day of the year!

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Group's Guide to Route YC

There's nothing better than getting the gang

together and discovering somewhere new.

Our Group's Guide gives you the perfect base

on each of our six routes, along with

suggestions on where to eat and

what to do with your tribe.

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Scarborough Sample Guide

Think you know Scarborough? Think again!

This historic town is a great base to explore

coast and countryside with everything

an adventurer needs. With bays dedicated

to watersports, highwires and indoor and

outdoor waterparks and an abundance

of walking and cycling routes, this is a

route for people who love being active!

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The Ultimate 7-Day Coastal Views Guide

If you are up for taking on Route YC,

here are some of our ultimate places

to park up and play when you are on the

the road for seven days that will take you

along the best areas for you to get your

fix of panoramic coastal views.

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The main town of Whitby has become

synonymous with Dracula and Goth

Weekend let us show you so much more than that.

It is steeped in heritage and each

coastal cove offers a host of hidden

gems to explore, with some outstanding

food to boot.

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Whitby Sample Guide

Need some inspiration to get you started?

Here's our mini guide to show you what

we love about the Whitby route which

will take you through the gothic, seafaring

town, and back out into the National Park

which has inspired many a film and TV series.

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