Seaside Ride Scarborough Harbour to Peasholm Park

Scarborough Seaside Ride Seafront approx. 5 miles return journey

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This short traffic free cycle ride takes you from Scarborough Harbour out northwards out around Scarborough Castle to Peasholm Park at Scalby Mills, some 2 miles away. It is a tarmac route and flat all the way so it is ideal for a leisurely cycle ride especially for a family ride with plenty of café’s to get refreshments and things to do ‘on route’.

Starting from Scarborough Harbour as you look out to sea cycle to your left northwards along Foreshore Road in the direction of Scarborough Castle which you can see in front of you up on the cliff top above. Scarborough is the largest seaside resort in Yorkshire and is said to be the first seaside town in the UK.

Cycle along Foreshore Road which runs on to Sandside as you pass the harbour on your
right. As you pass the harbour the seafront road bends to the left and the pavement opens up wide enough for cyclists to enjoy a traffic free cycle ride along the sea front.

Initially you will pass Scarborough Castle high above you on tour left. The medieval castle
was built about 1130 by William le Gros and in the 17th and 18th centuries the part of castle was used as a prison. Today it is managed by English Heritage and open to the public.

As you cycle around the headland with the castle above the seafront changes its name to
Marine Drive and along the way you can view plaques which have been put in place by the local council how the Victorians used to take walks along this route and enjoy the art of ‘wave dodging’, not something to try these days. Continue to cycle along the seafront and as it bends to the right on the other side of the headland it changes its name once again , this time to Royal Albert Drive, and you can enjoy the views across the small sandy bay in front of you looking across towards Scalby Mills.

After cycling along Royal Albert Drive for about a mile and a half you come to roundabout at the end of the road. At this point we suggest you TURN LEFT and after about 100 yards you come to another roundabout at the entrance to Peasholm Park, the suggested furthest point of the cycle ride before you return via the same traffic free route. Peasholm Park which opened in 1911 has various attractions including a boating lake, where mock naval battles are staged, a putting green and a champion tree walk.

If you prefer you can take a slightly different route when you reach the end of Royal Albert Drive, at the roundabout carry straight on keeping to the sea front and follow North Bay Promenade which takes you the short distance, about half a mile to Scalby Mills Station with its miniature railway and also the Sea Life centre

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