Scarborough South Bay – Scarborough North Bay

Ride the Beachcomber and visit the Scarborough Spa, the Sealife Centre, a harbor, bingo hall, amusement arcades, famous fish and chip shops, and beautiful sandy beaches with summertime entertainment.


All day ticket adult £5, child £3 and group ticket for 4 people £12

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No. of Attractions:

8 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

30 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 20 minutes

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Journey fact:

The oldest house in Britain, dated 8500BC, was discovered at an archaeological site in Seamer, near Scarborough.

Journey Overview

There’s so much to see and do in Scarborough and the challenge is to cram it all in! The open top Beachcomber provides a whistlestop, breath of fresh air along the seafront, whilst also providing a fabulous connection with a number of attractions. From South to North, or whatever direction, you so wish, there’s Scarborough Spa at one end and The Sealife Centre at the other, with the harbour, Bingo Hall, amusement arcades and famous fish and chip shops in the middle, all looking out onto the beautiful, wide sandy beaches. The summer season brings so much frivolity and entertainment to Scarborough and be it a show in the Gardens next to the Beachcomber stop or a quick stroll down the beautiful cliff walk from the famous cricket ground, during one of the several Yorkshire games for a trip on Beachcomber during the lunch interval or close of play, there’s something for everyone at this traditional, fun but classy seaside resort of which Beachcomber is at the heart!

A Fab Day Out!

Boarding at the Spa, our suggestion is enjoying unbroken the full trip to the Sealife and then spending a couple of hours there, exploring this marvellous acquariam and all its wonderful gems. Then it’s back on the bus and a short distance for a stroll round Peasholm Park, maybe a spot of crazy golf or a visit on the North Bay Railway or a show at the Open Air theatre.  Next, it’s a lovely loop round the North Bay and the famous Scarborough seafront beckons, where you can enjoy a heady mix of amusement arcades, alongside the more tranquil joys of a donkey walk on the sands. Possibly take a walk out into the bay to the Lighthouse and return for a pint of beer or fish and chips and maybe a game of bowling before boarding the bus to meander back to the Spa to round-off a great half-day’s fun. If you’re a bit more adventurous, there’s also the chance for a boat trip round the bay too! And, after all this, then the Spa offers a range of entertainment venues, including the Grand Hall and home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra. There’s theatres too – the Spa and Victorian auditoriums, as well as the Green Lounge, Promenade Lounge and Ocean room which regularly host fascinating, fun-packed events.

Gateway to Beachcomber: – By train to Scarborough then a walk through the town to the seafront.

Alternatively, by Megabus to Leeds and then by Coastliner bus to Scarborough. Coastliner runs services on behalf of Megabus customers. Megabus run direct services to Leeds from London, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and many major towns and cities across the UK.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

The Sealife Centre

Peasholm Park

North Bay Railway

Scarborough Seafront

Amusement arcades


Boat trip around the bay

The Spa (entertainment venues: Grand Hall, Spa and Victorian auditoriums, Green Lounge, Promenade Lounge, and Ocean room)


Scarborough Spa

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