There are two beaches within walking distance of Scarborough. The North bay is fairly quiet with its rockier geology - go here to escape the crowds in the summer months. Most flock to the south bay where the beach enjoys a large sandy bay with good facilities and child friendly amenities. Amusements, cafes and restaurants along with the traditional seaside stalls selling delights from cockles and winkles to sweets such as Scarborough rock and fudge can all be found right by the bay. You can also enjoy an old-fashioned donkey ride on the beach which always proves popular with young families. All this and an award for its water quality means this area is a one of the most visited in Yorkshire.