One of Yorkshire’s oldest tourist resorts has been featured in a list of the UK’s best beaches to visit the summer 2023 – and it’s not surprise to us.
Although we are a little bit away from dusting off the old trunks and beach towels its not too farfetched to begin planning your summer holidays – and Scarborough’s beach might be on the cards it seems.
Featuring in 11th place in The Telegraph’s round up of UK’s best seaside towns for 2023, Scarborough, England’s first seaside resort just missed out on the top 10 beaches to visit with the majority of the list made up of beaches down south.
The traditional seaside town, Scarborough is not without its charm with the likes of peas-Holme park, great fish and chip shops and good old fashioned ice cream parlours.
It’s nice to see the town on the list, which will hopefully ensure a great season for the town and its businesses, which struggled through the likes of COVID.
It was the only Yorkshire entry in the list and has been enjoying a regeneration in the past few years as has the likes of Bridlington, which has a beautiful seafront now.
The Telegraph describes Scarborough as: “Old is sexy in Scarborough. It claims to be the first seaside resort. It claims to have Britain’s most ancient dwelling.
“Scarbados is said to be the best place to retire. The town’s famous playwright, Alan Ayckbourn is still writing funny, stimulating plays at 83. The Britannia-owned Grand hotel looks more grandiose than it is, but Bike and Boot showcases a more contemporary approach to holiday accommodation and the town has a B&B declared ‘best in the world’ on TripAdvisor for two years running.”
Scarborough scored a 39/100 compared the first place spot of St Ives which scored 98/100. The list is sure to cause controversy with some Yorkshire folk who’d have expected Whitby to feature on the list.
This isn’t the first accolade Scarborough has garnered recently with Scarborough being named the best seaside town for an Easter break by popular short term bib site Airbnb.
Check out the top 20 seaside towns in the UK, according to The Telegraph below:
20. Rhyl 5/100
19. South Shields 11/100
18. Weston-super-Mare 18/100
17. Blackpool 22/100
16. Morecambe 24/100
15. Cleethorpes 27/100
14. Southport 28/100
13. Torquay 33/100
12. Southend-on-Sea 36/100
11. Scarborough 39/100
10. Worthing 47/100
9. Portstewart 53/100
8. Tenby 57/100
7. Margate 69/100
6. Brighton 76/100
5. North Berwick 80/100
4. Lyme Regis 85/100
3. Whitstable 87/100
2. Southwold 94/100
1. St Ives 98/100