Favourite Scarborough Beaches

So far we have visited ten beaches that are in and around the Scarborough area. There are the two Scarborough beaches and the beaches at Cayton, Filey, Bridlington, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. All these beaches are listed on our Scarborough beaches list below.

Everyone will have their own favourite from our Scarborough beaches list, as they are all very good and very different. Have a look at the pics below of the ten Scarborough beaches and let us know which is your favourite beach of the Scarborough beaches we have been to.

Our favourite of the Scarborough beaches has to be the beach at Sandsend although this may change as our kids get older.

1. Scarborough’ North Bay Beach

Scarborough Beach North

This is a sunrise shot of the north side beach of the two Scarborough beaches taken early on in August 2012. The north side Scarborough beach leads down to the Sea Life Centre and is close to Peasholm Park. Of all the Scarborough beaches this one has the most crazy golf course’ near by. The Sea Life Centre has a great pirate themed crazy golf course.

For more information including car parking charges and pics of the first beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to ourScarborough beach page.

2. Scarborough’ South Bay Beach

Scarborough Beach South

Here we have an early morning shot in August of the south side Scarborough beach. Our second beach in our Scarborough beaches list has the Scarborough Spa at one end and the Amusement Park at the other. This beach has the most arcades out of all the Scarborough beaches and is definitely the coolest in our kids’ eyes.

For more information and pics of the second beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Scarborough beach page.

3. Cayton Beach

Cayton Beach

Cayton beach is third on our Scarborough beaches list and is only a ten to fifteen minute drive max from Scarborough and has its own Holiday Park close by. This beach is the best of the Scarborough beaches for surfing and has its own surf school.

For more information and pics of the third beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Cayton beach page.

4. Filey Beach

Filey Beach

Filey beach is the next beach on our Scarborough beaches list and is found after cayton bay heading south of Scarborough. Again it will only take you ten to fifteen minutes to reach this beach by car from any of the two Scarborough beaches. If you walk down to Filey beach from the Filey Brigg caravan park you will go past the Filey sailing club. Our kids love this beach and have a lot of fun watching the boats. This is the only one of the Scarborough beaches that has a small paddling pool at the far end of the beach.

For more information and pics of the fourth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Filey beach page.

5. Bridlington Beach

Bridlington Beach

Bridlington beach is the next beach on from Filey south of the Scarborough beaches. It is about 18 miles away and should take about 30 mins to get to from the Scarborough beaches. Our kids’ love going to Bridlington beach as it is the only one of the Scarborough beaches that has an amusement park across the top of the beach.

For more information and pics of the fifth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Bridlington beach page.

6. Robin Hoods Bay Beach

Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay is one of the first beaches north of the Scarborough beaches and will take you around fifteen minutes to get there by car. There is a very steep walk to get down to the beach, cars can get down but it is very narrow. There are two car parks available, one at the bank top and one at the station. You shouldn’t have a problem getting parked if you get there before or just after 10am even in August.

For more information and pics of the sixth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Robin Hoods Bay page.

7. Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is the next beach on from Robin Hoods Bay north of the Scarborough beaches and takes about 30 mins to get to by car. As you can see in the photo Whitby beach is beautiful viewed through the whalebones. The bones are at West cliff at the top of the Whitby Pavilion drive. Follow the drive down to the Whitby Pavilion where you can sit in their cafe looking out to sea watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour.

If you want to get to the side of the beach where the chalets are there is a steep walk down. There is a lift run by Scarborough Council but it will cost you around 50p to use it.

For more information and pics of the seventh beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Whitby beach page.

8. Sandsend Beach

Sandsend Beach

Sandsend is eighth on our Scarborough beaches list and is just a five-minute drive away from Whitby and is our favourite of all the Scarborough beaches. I have spent many hours down at Sandsend pulling a dinghy up and down the stream with the kids in. This is a great beach if you have younger kids, as the stream that you can see in the picture is shallow. This is the only beach in our Scarborough beaches list that has a little stream running through it.

For more information and pics of the eighth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Sandsend beach page.

9. Runswick Bay Beach

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay is the next beach on from Sandsend and ninth on our Scarborough beaches list. It takes about ten minutes to get to by car. There is a very steep hill down to the beach so if your car isn’t up to it I suggest you park in the car park at the top and walk down. This is a beautiful little beach surrounded by rolling green hills and the overlooking holiday homes.

For more information and pics of the ninth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Runswick Bay beach page.

10. Staithes Beach

Staithes Beach

The last of our Scarborough beaches is at Staithes. It is about 30 miles from the two Scarborough beaches. Staithes will take you about 50 mins to drive to from Scarborough and is definitely worth a look. Staithes was Captain Cook’s village in 1745. Staithes is only 11 miles from Whitby and only 8 miles from Saltburn. Again there is a very steep walk down to the beach, you can get down to it by car but it is very narrow.

For more information and pics of the tenth beach on our Scarborough beaches list head on over to our Staithes beach page.

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