Couples Days Out
Looking to get away with your loved one? We’ve got a few ideas of things you can do together to make the most of your stay with us.
Young at Heart
Take a trip into Scarborough and take a romantic walk around the Marine Drive, the walk can be as long or as short as you like. Take in as much as you like, but the full walk starts from Scarborough Spa on the South Bay and ends at the SEALIFE Centre on the North Bay via the promenade with views across the sea. If you’re looking for more walks take a look at our walking guide >
Grab yourselves an ice cream from the famous Harbour Bar, a waffle from Holy Cow or many other seaside treats like doughnuts and candy floss are readily available along the way. There are plenty of nice cafes and modern bars too, so if you want to stop for a drink on your way, there are lots of options.
If you’re really looking to relax, you can enjoy a spa day at the 4-star Crown Hotel & Spa or Alpamare’s wellness spa. The later has an outdoor infinity pool looking out to sea, plus four exhilarating state-of-the-art long water rides to add some excitement to your spa experience! Top Tip: If it’s your birthday, check to see if Alpamare will let you in free!
If you are both a bit more active, head down to the North Bay you can go surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more with hire of the equipment and lessons available from Dexters Surfshop. Meanwhile, the inflatable assault course at North Yorkshire Water Park on Wykeham Lakes is fun for those who don’t mind getting their hair wet!
Competitive couples can have a game of pool in the bar as you enjoy a drink, take time out to relax in one of our adult only lounges or head down to the South Bay, where at Olympia Leisure, you’ll find a 10-pin bowling alley.
A slower way to enjoy
If you want to get out for a gentle stroll, you can do that from the park. Head up to the dog walking area on the cliff top and join the Cleveland Way. You can take an amble from here, on to the cliff top and take in the spectacular views. You could carry on to Cayton Bay beach from here, but you could also take a left along a public footpath (there may be a stile to climb on this path) towards Redcliffe Farm Shop, where there is a cafe to stop by for a coffee or a light bite for lunch. From there it's a short walk back to the park to complete the loop.
If it's somewhere to eat you are looking for, you could grab one of the finest fish and chips in the town by heading to Mother Hubbard's Fish and Chip Restaurant in Scarborough town centre. The Stained Glass Centre is a short drive away (2 mins) and perfect for a spot of lunch and you can also find out about how they make stained glass right there in the same building. Irton Garden Centre is also a fine choice for breakfast or lunch, combine that with a walk around the vast indoor and outdoor sections too.
For a full day out, there are plenty of options, including two Halls with Gardens to explore. Just down the coast there is the Grade II listed building, Sewerby Hall with it's splendid gardens which also boasts a small zoo. A little further inland there is Scampston Hall & Gardens, a 17th century hall with walled gardens and a small cafe. You can also ride the North York Moors Railway from Pickering up to Whitby to get all the splendour of a steam train ride in the classical style. Finally, right here in Scarborough during the summer season, the Scarborough Spa Orchestra perform regularly in the Sun Court at Scarborough Spa.
Great ways to stay for couples...