Enjoy family fun with sun, sea and sand

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun that's easy on the wallet you might consider Scarborough beach, the “St Tropez of the North”.

Beach beautiful Scarborough has a fantastic golden, Blue Flag beach and award-winning donkeys.

Get back to basics this year and replace the cost and hassle of airport travel with days of free entertainment frolicking beside the sea.

Scarborough, known as England’s first seaside resort due to its medicinal spring waters, conjures up memories of the family seaside holidays you took as children. Fetch your buckets and spades, fishing nets, picnic baskets, swimming costumes and deckchairs and enjoy a free day by the seaside.

Ideas for free beach activities to keep the children entertained along the golden mile include finding hidden treasure in the many rock pools at low tide, collecting shells to make into homemade jewellery, crabbing on a line, paddling and swimming in the sea, building the biggest sandcastle on the beach and burying mum and dad.

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Mother and son on Scarborough South BayScarborough South Bay © Richard Wood Photography

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