Scarborough holiday parks
Scarborough was the first British seaside resort, created in the 1600s when a flood of visitors came in search of the town’s spa waters. A relaxing break at a caravan holiday park in Scarborough will prove just as refreshing today – the town boasts great beaches and attractions.
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Scarborough’s two bays - North Bay and South Bay – are separated by a rocky outcrop called the Castle Headland, upon which stands Scarborough Castle.
The two bay beaches are both sandy and superb. South Bay in particular has excellent family-friendly facilities and is life-guarded during the summer season.
Sitting high above the coastline, Scarborough Castle is an imposing presence and one of the finest attractions in the north of England, drenched in the history of Romans, Vikings, Kings and conflicts.
Scarborough’s spa past remains prominent and the Victorian Spa Complex is home of the famous Scarborough Spa Orchestra, the only remaining resident summer season orchestra left in the UK. They play nine concerts per week during the summer with daytime performances in the idyllic Sun Court Enclosure which looks out to the sea.
The town has a working harbour with a fishing fleet (try the freshly caught cockles and oysters in one of the many cafes and restaurants) and a marina for yachts and pleasure boats.
At North Bay is Peasholm Park, a Japanese-themed green space with a tranquil lake where people can hire pedaloes with dragon heads.
A miniature railway runs from North Bay to Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary, where visitors can watch an array of sharks, rays, turtles, otters, seals and penguins go about their daily routines. New for 2012 is the Octopus Garden, featuring a Giant Pacific Octopus hiding in its lair. The Seal Rescue Centre shows how the team cares for injured and abandoned seal pups.
Holiday parks close to Scarborough
With a range of on-site facilities and plenty to do in the surrounding area, Cayton Bay Caravan Park is the ideal venue from which to base your holiday in Yorkshire.
Situated atop a cliff, Reighton Sands Holiday Park overlooks five miles of stunning sandy beach, providing some stunning views and a range of excellent activities both on and off-site.
Located near the scenic town of Filey, Primrose Valley offers some amazing sights of natural beauty in the immediate area, as well as direct beach access and also an on-site fun fair.
Offering some amazing views of the Yorkshire Coast from its clifftop location, the Haven Blue Dolphin Holiday Park is the ideal base camp for your vacation in Yorkshire.