DAY 1: EXPLORE SOUTH BAY
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