Watersports in Scarborough
Scarborough has two beautiful beaches, The North and South Bays, with Cayton Bay 5 miles to the south and Filey Beach just 10 miles away. Scarborough and Cayton have good surfing, with regular Championship events. Kite surfing and sea kayaking are popular and Filey is the home to a very active dinghy sailing club. South Bay Swimmers hold regular swims from May through to September.
Other things to do nearby
Try indoor climbing at the brand new wall in The Street or little used spectacular, sea cliff routes on the north side of Filey Brigg.
One of the oldest purpose-built museums in Britain, the museum has been a focal point for geology and local history since 1829. Visit the website
With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, the castle is well worth a visit. Visit the website
Discover our underwater world and meet the land creatures including Otters, Seals and Humboldt Penguins. Visit the website
North Yorkshire has thousands of miles of quiet country lanes which offer a range of routes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.
Dalby Forest, a National Mountain Bike Centre, is 15 miles from Scarborough.
North Yorkshire is criss-crossed by countless paths and bridleways allowing walkers of all abilities to explore cliffs, beaches, woods, forests and moorland.
Noted as a great place to swim in the Wild Swimming book. The sea at Boggle Hole is exhilarating, and perishing, all at once.
Try rock pooling, fossil hunting and playing on the beach making sandcastles, all a stone's throw from the hostel.
Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.
Step out of your room and into the sea and more importantly, you can then step out of the sea into a lovely hot shower!
Cast from the window of your room (almost!) and spend the whole day staring wistfully out to sea.
The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.
2 miles Explore lovely waymarked walks and cycle routes through the beautiful wooded landscape, or try orienteering - fun for all. Visit the website
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Try Dalby Forest, 20 miles from Whitby, where you can explore an exhilarating 40 miles of mountain bike trails.
Get on your bike and head to Dalby Forest, a must for mountain biking enthusiasts with over 40 miles of man made trails for you to explore.