This is the most popular beach - so it is usually the busiest.
The sands are lovely, soft and golden, so it's no wonder that it is so popular.
The kids always enjoy a day out at Scarborough...
It's a real family beach, filled with happy, laughing children, on fun family days out.
Look out for the sandcastle competitions that they often hold right on the beach - the entries are truly spectacular - real works of art!
Beautiful sand art on the beach at Scarborough
Also enjoy proper, old-fashioned donkey rides on Scarborough beach. The donkeys are beautiful, gentle, doe-eyed creatures... Scarborough donkeys are cute, clean and well-cared for...
The Scarborough donkeys owned by Amanda Pickles won the regional title of Best Group of Beach Donkeys in the Scarborough and North Yorkshire Coast, and Melanie Fisher's donkey, Freddie, won the regional title for Best Individual Beach Donkey. (2009)
The awards are from 'The Donkey Sanctuary' charity in Devon, who consistently campaign for high welfare standards for donkeys all over the world.
I love the beautiful, gentle donkeys at the beach...
North Bay Scarborough Beach
If you want to get away from the hustle, bustle and crowds of the South Bay beach, try Scarborough North Bay instead...
Scarborough North Bay beach backs onto cliff-side gardens, so although there are regular food and refreshment stops, there aren't the same shops and amusements backing onto the North Bay as you get on the South Bay.
This means that the beach does tend to be a lot quieter - ideal for a gentle stroll, or a more sedate and relaxing day out at the beach.
Part of Scarborough North Bay has dogs allowed on it too - this means a lot of dog walkers are attracted to this area too.
Scarborough North Bay stretches from the Castle Headland, up to the Sealife Centre (Scalby Mills) at the far northern end.
Also pop in and visit Peasholm Park at the far end of Scarborough North Bay.