Scarborough was Britain's first seaside resort and has been popular
with visitors for over three hundred and fifty years. Scarborough
has two glorious beaches of the North and South Bays, separated
by a rocky headland on which stands the medieval castle.
South Bay...................................North Bay
The South Bay with the old town nestling under the castle has
all manner of entertainment for children and adults. The harbour
complete with Lighthouse is home to a variety of vessels, from
fishing boats to yachts. If you would like to enjoy a trip out
to sea there are two fine boats, Regal Lady and Caronia providing
regular cruises. The Fun Fair adjacent to the Coast Guard Station
is popular with youngsters. Along the seafront there are many
Cafes, Restaurants, Inns, Amusements, Gardens, Gift Shops, a Theatre,
Hotels, and stalls selling seafood and novelty items.
There are cliff lifts to take you up
into the town were you will find most of the large department
stores and a whole host of smaller shops and markets. At the far
end of South Bay is the magnificent Scarborough Spa building with
its great Victorian architecture from the 1880's.
Bay from the Coast Guard Station curves around under the Castle.
As you pass the Castle the view opens up into a picture postcard
scene, which is completely different from the South Bay. It is
almost undeveloped and devoid of all things other than natural
beauty and coastal charm. The
incoming tides lend themselves to surfing and the waves crashing
on the sea defences make a spectacular sight, especially if the
wind is in the right direction. The beach is long and the golden
sands attract the family visitors with buckets and spades and
a sense of adventure.
At the point at which the new
"Sands" development is taking place The promenade takes
you along to Scalby Mills, where the Sea Life Centre will entertain
kids and parents alike. If you prefer you can travel by narrow
gauge railway from Peasholm park to Scalby Mills. Look
out for the Cable Cars and Marvels entertainment Park.
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status is due largely to a Mrs. Farrow, who in 1620 noticed that
some spring water was quite different from the usual, having an
acid taste. This spring water quickly earned a health giving reputation
and attracted visitors from afar.
In 1660 a Dr. Wittie of Scarborough, strongly recommended the
healthy benefits of sea bathing, which in turn attracted more people
to the town. The first Spa House was built in 1698, were visitors
could drink the health giving waters, but it was the Victorians
who built the present spa, welcomed the railway, built the promenade,
hotels, shops, theatres, landscaped gardens and made the Yorkshire
Coast a rather stylish place to visit.
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