Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

Scarborough with its two stretches of sandy beach is one of Yorkshire’s top seaside towns.  With a cheerful air, the emphasis in this coastal town is on fun.  By the seafront at South Bay Beach there are excellent facilities with a number of shops, casinos, amusement arcades, fish & chip shops and cafes.  Scarborough could be an excellent choice for family self-catering breaks and equally for cottage getaways with friends.

Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Scarborough

When it comes to spending time on the beach, building sand castles or paddling, the two main offerings in Scarborough are South Bay Beach or North Bay Beach.  South Bay Beach is the busiest, easily accessible from Foreshore Road and conveniently located with amenities nearby.  North Bay Beach is Scarborough’s blue flag award winning beach and has excellent facilities with the Beach Centre and showers located close by.  

Scarborough’s Top Attractions include:

  • 2 stretches of sandy beach at South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach
  • The Castle Headland – visit Scarborough Castle for fine views fit for a King or Queen, of the harbour and South Bay down below.
  • Pleasure Steamers – take an enjoyable cruise on historical steamer ships.
For great views in Scarborough, head for the heights of Olivers Mount, located just outside of the town, here you can marvel at great views of the town down below.  For many children a trip to Scarborough just wouldn’t be complete without a donkey ride on one of the sandy beaches.  For more family fun, a trip on the North Bay Railway is said to be one of Scarborough’s best attractions.  This pleasure train takes passengers on a scenic journey along almost a mile of track from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills, taking in wonderful views of the North Bay en route.  What is extra special is that this train is accessible for dogs, wheelchairs and pushchairs!

We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips on things to see and do in Scarborough on a self-catering holiday helpful.  As you would expect Scarborough has its own dedicated tourist information office.  We strongly recommend that you visit for free leaflets, information and a bit of friendly advice on the local area.

Staying in Scarborough offers plenty to see and do.  If you want to enjoy a mix of scenery on your cottage holiday though there are lots of options.  It is a little known fact that the seaside town of Scarborough is just a few miles from the glorious greenery of the North York Moors National Park so keen walkers can head here for guided footpaths and more.  The attractive seaside town of Whitby is also just a further 20 miles up the coast.  For a taste of city life, the historical city of York is only 41 miles away so there is certainly plenty of choice when it comes to how to spend your time in this part of Yorkshire.

We hope that you find a good quality coastal cottage in Scarborough and that you have the very best of times.
3 rental properties

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 10 April to 13 April 20 from 19 April to 24 April 20

Low Moor Holiday Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, North East Coast (Yorkshire).

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
no dogs allowed

A collection of 4 high quality country cottages nestled by rolling farmlands and countryside within the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors National Park, 4 star rated and with WiFi internet access, these cottages are wonderful for peaceful rural retreat breaks and are just 5 miles from Scarborough.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £255

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottages, The Yorkshire Coast.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
5 star

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400