We’ve been going to Scarborough for as long as I can remember. We even went for my Grandad’s 80th Birthday in January (would not recommend that time of year so much -COLD). My mum’s side of the family are from – and most still live in – Hull, so are a stone’s throw away from the East Coast seaside, and my great-grandparents had a caravan near Bridlington, so it’s safe to say we grew up with the seaside in our blood!
We only had a flying visit to Scarbs this time, and popped there on Friday to see BRITNEY SPEARS (of all people to grace Scarborough?!) at the open air theatre, and had a little mooch along the seafront before heading home on the Saturday afternoon (YouTube vid of Britney here!)
Scarborough is your typical British seaside town, with a sandy beach, donkey rides, funfair, arcades, fish and chips and countless unique little shops and cafes. One place we hadn’t been to before (and I think is a MUST) is Harbour Bar. It’s styled as a 50s diner, and sells the most incredible ice cream sundaes!
We then had a mooch along the seafront and the harbour, and along to the little lighthouse, before going on the hunt for fish and chips. I actually couldn’t count the number of fish & chip restaurants, but we opted for the Harbour View Cafe (which obviously had a stunning view of the harbour and sea beyond) and were not disappointed!
Scarbs is the perfect weekend getaway if you want a good old british seaside escape, and there’s loads of gorgeous places nearby to explore too (Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay are personal faves).