7 Top Dog Friendly Scarborough Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Scarborough

With so many places to choose from around the UK, what makes Scarborough so special for pet owners. Easy really, the seaside town caters for doggies just as much as humans and this is proven with the wide range of dog friendly days out in Scarborough.

Scarborough is famous for it’s idyllic coastline and glorious beaches in which you can walk for miles and enjoy the brisk Sea air. A haven for dog owners due to the vast range of establishments that welcome pets including shops, bars, pubs, restaurants and activities.

Below, we have compiled a list of 7 of the most popular dog friendly attractions in Scarborough:

Activities & Things to Do

Peasholm Park

This is a magnificent 14 hectare site just north of Scarborough town centre. The Park is perfect for humans and canines alike, with its natural ravines to the east, and purpose built boating lake as its central feature. There is also a champion tree walk, if you and your furry friends are feeling adventurous. For more sedate fun, have a go on the pedal boats, or try the miniature putting green. Time it right and you’ll enjoy the re-enactment of some World War II naval battles.

South Bay

Stretching south from the promontory housing Scarborough Castle, you can get to South Bay by using the Victorian funicular railway. This recently restored industrial gem is dug into the cliff face, and has superb views as you travel up or down; most people prefer it going up, rather than face the walk. Enjoy the miles of sandy beach, or take in the promenade with its ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops and everything you’d expect from a British seaside resort.

Scarborough Castle

Perfectly placed as a coastal fortress, this English Heritage managed castle has some of the best views on the English coast. The site dates back 3,000 years, there are ghost tours twice a day, and there’s a lovely grassy headland for pooch to play on. You can also stop for coffee at the Master Gunner’s House, and take in the spectacular view from the 100 foot high headland. This overlooks the fishing boat filled harbour, with the expanse of North Bay stretching up to Scalby Mills.

North Bay Railway

For a unique morning or afternoon out, take a ride on the North Bay Railway. This miniature locomotive rail line, with its gauge of 20 inches, is the perfect way to see North Bay, travelling from Peasholm Park in the south to Scalby Mills in the north. Watch carefully as the drivers swap keys halfway up the line. Your furry friend will love the excitement as you steam up the coast, and there are plenty of cafés and sights to see at either end of the line.

Cayton Bay

Located to the southeast of South Bay, Cayton Bay is a lovely destination in itself. The Bay is a secluded cove, with a lovely sandy beach, including a beachside café. The cliffs around the Bay are very steep, and the views are spectacular. If you and your four legged friend can manage the steep walk up the cliff side, you’ll be rewarded with all the lovely pubs and restaurants in nearby Osgodby. Try a cliff top walk northwards and you’ll take in Cornelian Bay, then the open expanse of South Bay and Scarborough itself.

Oliver’s Mount

This magnificent promontory overlooks Scarborough from the south west, and is a superb open space to take your furry friend for a bracing walk. The Mount has also reopened as a motorbike race track, and there are plenty of places to take in the excitement if you catch the races when they’re on. Also, check out the restaurant with outdoor seating for some amazing evening panoramas.

South Cliff Italian Gardens

One of Scarborough’s many superbly kept parks, these gardens are sculpted from the natural landscape, and listed by English Heritage as one of the best parks in the UK. Enjoy a peaceful walk by the ornamental lake, or head off into the woods along the garden’s banks. For a romantic stroll, or an exciting exploration by pooch, these gardens are well worth a visit.
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