South Bay Beach...
South Bay Beach, or South Beach as it's sometimes called is the busiest of Scarborough's beaches. And here's why: Not only do you have fine, soft sand and calm bathing water sheltered from the North by the Castle Headland, the arching bay almost faces South by the time it reaches the harbour, creating a fabulous un trap. It's accessibility via Foreshore Road, it's proximity to the town centre and the amenities, shops, theatres, amusement arcades, eateries and Harbour make the beach a favourite with visitors and locals alike.
And rarely does the tide reach the promenade, so more often than not you'll find a part of the beach untouched by the sea giving you true soft sand, perfect for sunbathing on. At low tide the beach is huge, perfect for sports and sandcastles! And at low tide, why not take your family exploring in the fabulous rock pools! It won't be long before you see fish, crabs and maybe a starfish! And don't miss the Donkey rides!
In the summer months there are lifeguards on duty and there are toilet facilities, first aid and a lost children post. There is ample parking at the Underground Car Park next to the beach under the Spa Bridge along with parking on the West Pier, Spa, Spa Approach Road, Valley Road, Ramshill Road, Marine Drive and limited parking on the Harbour and in car parks behind the Harbour.