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The local area around Scarborough

Great things to do while you are staying at the New Southlands Hotel in Scarborough, Yorkshire:

Set on the stunning North Yorkshire coast, there’s plenty to discover in Scarborough – sandy beaches, family attractions, a historic castle, regular festivals and events. And, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the North York Moors, or to plan an outdoor cycling or walking adventure, or to enjoy the theatre, the harbour, museums, shops of the thriving town itself.

Visit Scarborough visitor information.

On the doorstep:

As well as the two busy Scarborough beaches on the doorstep of New Southlands Hotel, the South Bay and North Bay beaches with their arcades, cafés and other amenities for visitors, there are lovely, quiet coves on the North Yorkshire coast to be discovered such as Cayton Bay and Cornelian Bay.

Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club, 1 mile
One of the best courses in the North of England, with 18-hole course, welcome for visitors, and amazing clifftop views.

Scarborough Castle and Headland, 1.5 miles
A stunning location with panoramic views over the coastline, the town and the harbour.

Peasholm Park, 1.5 mile
This delightful park has a lake and bandstand, and a wide range of rowing boats, canoes and pedalos for hire and two cafés. 

North Bay Railway, Water Chute and Sky Trail, 1.7 miles
A great day out for the family with miniature railway, high-level thrills on the Sky Trial Adventure, walk on water in one of the unique water balls, shoot down the water chute.

Theatres and museums:

Stephen Joseph Theatre, 0.5 mile
The Spa entertainment and conferencing venue, 0.5 mile
The Rotunda Museum and Art Gallery, 0.5 mile
Scarborough Open Air Theatre, 1.7 miles

Days out:

Sea Life Sanctuary, 2.5 miles
Visit the Bay of Rays, the Great Barrier Reef, Penguin Island and Shark Encounter, the Ocean Tunnel, which holds 156,000 litres of natural seawater where you’ll get to see lots of sea creatures up-close-and-personal.

Long Nab Bird Observatory, 5 miles
Come and see if you can spot one of these rare breeds – green-winged teal, lesser yellowlegs, long-billed dowitcher – from this perfect vantage point above the North Yorkshire coast.

Forge Valley Woods National Nature Reserve, 5.6 miles
This beautiful nature reserve on the banks of the River Derwent is teeming with wildlife and wonderful walking trails.

North Yorkshire Waterpark, 8 miles
Paddle-boarding, kayaking, open water swimming and pedalos at North Yorkshire’s leading natural watersport lake.

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, 16 miles
Walking and cycling trails, visitor centre, Go Ape area, café and activity centre with bicycle hire.

North York Moors National Park, 20 miles
Over 1,400 square kilometres of moors, coastline, forests, rivers, ancient ruins, lovely villages. There’s something new to do every day – rambling, cycling, birdwatching, caving and exploring this special place.