Holiday cottages in Scarborough are perfect for visitors who want to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England’s original resorts. As you explore the beautiful beaches, Victorian esplanade and traditional seaside attractions of Scarborough, it’s easy to see why it has been North Yorkshire’s best-loved resort for centuries. Beach huts, shellfish stands and ice-cream parlours dot the seafront overlooking a spectacular stretch of North Sea coast. The ruins of an 11th century castle perch on the dramatic headland which divides the town’s waterfront into two sweeping bays. Along sandy South Bay, you’ll find classic amusements, theatres, cafes and a medieval harbour. The North Bay is far less developed, with an uninterrupted expanse of golden sand, lovely Japanese-themed Peasholm Park and a charming miniature railway.

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Wandering along the esplanade, relaxing in a deckchair on the beach and enjoying a live show are just a few good reasons to choose self-catering holidays in Scarborough. The gorgeous North Yorkshire coast beyond Scarborough is also easily reached. A short distance to the north is the renowned North York Moors National Park, home to enchanting moorland, rocky coves, sandy beaches and some of the county’s most impressive historical landmarks. Take a day trip to Robin Hood’s Bay or Whitby, or one of the moors’ pretty inland villages, such as Grosmont or Goathland.

From your Scarborough holiday cottage, the bustling town centre is easily walkable, with a great selection of places to shop and eat. Look out for examples of the town’s unique architecture, including the Grand Hotel, with 52 chimneys and a plaque to mark where novelist Anne Bronte died. Don’t miss Spa Bridge or the Belle, at Scarborough Lighthouse. In the picturesque Northstead Manor Gardens, you’ll find a lovely water chute, boating lake and open-air theatre. The South Cliff Promenade features beautifully preserved Regency and Victorian terraces, and impressive views of the old town and South Bay.