The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Scarborough campsite is just a few miles north of the famous seaside resort of Scarborough, and offers touring pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents in an open-plan arrangement.
It’s a massive, family-friendly affair, with some 290 pitches in total, a number of which are sloping and will require ramps and chocks to level vans. Non-members of the Club are welcome at the site, for an extra fee. It is a delightful place to stay on your holidays in North Yorkshire.
The touring pitches are a mix of grass-only pitches and hardstandings that comprise eco-friendly grass-covered plastic bases. As a result, some pitches become unavailable in wet-weather conditions. Note that not all pitches are serviced with electric hook-up.
The campsite is on Field Lane, just off Burniston Road (A165), which can get busy with fast flowing traffic, meaning there's some road noise for those units pitched nearest to it. Also, caravanners should avoid the A170 Sutton Bank approach: it’s a very steep road, unsuitable for those towing caravans.
Entry and exit to this campsite near Scarborough are via gated barriers, and there’s a small on-site chip shop that serves delicious fare, along with the usual basic provisions at the site's reception shop. The nearest bus stop from the site, for those who prefer to leave their vehicle and take public transport, is ¾ mile away.
Children are well catered for, with two play parks and a football pitch, plus an indoor recreation room for those occasions when the weather turns against you. Wi-Fi internet access is available from £2 per day.
There are several washblocks, all modern and well maintained in line with the Club’s usual high standards, which means even at full occupancy you shouldn’t have to wait forever to use the facilities at peak times.
There is also a laundry room and an ice-pack freezing facility, plus there are chemical disposal points, and a dedicated motorhome service point.
The site is a hit with keen walkers and it is pet-friendly too. Cross Burniston Road and head through the fields to join a way-marked route along the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. It’s a 15-minute cliff top walk to the nearest beach.
Cyclists are also well catered for, with a traffic free cycle path that passes close to the site, which will take you all the way to Whitby should you desire.
Head off site to Scarborough, which is some three miles away, and you’ll find it’s still a hugely popular seaside town. The beach here is split into two areas. In one area you can enjoy surfing and other water based sports, while the other is more geared toward relaxing and traditional beach activities such as donkey riding, sunbathing and splashing around in the sea.
Just off the beaches, there are fun fairs and amusement arcades, with countless opportunities to fritter away your small change. There are also, as you’d expect, seafood restaurants by the dozen.
Alternatively, if the idea of a kiss-me-quick beach holiday leaves you cold, this Scarborough campsite is also a great base from which to head inland to the North York Moors National Park, where you can get involved with walking and cycling or even climbing and abseiling.
There are lots of campsites in Scarborough and the surrounding area, but the facilities on offer here are a great reason to give this one a go.
Hardstanding with electric hook-up, Grass pitch with electric hook-up, Hardstanding only pitch, Storage facilities, Grass only pitch (no electric), Flushing toilet, Showers, Washbasins, Electric shaver sockets, Dedicated accessible facilities, Parent and baby room, Family shower room, Backpacker facilities, Chemical toilet disposal point, Drinking water taps, Motorhome stop-off, Washing Machines, Dishwashing facilities, Ice pack freezing, Shop, Childrens play area, Ball games, Recreation hall, Take-away, Gas cylinders, Payphone, Pets welcome, Designated dog walk, Coastal, Wi-fi(Wicoms Ltd), Grass only pitch for larger tents, Battery charging facilities, Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
The beach is a 15-minute cliff-top walk from the Club Site.
The town of Scarborough is three miles away. It has two sandy bays, divided by the castle headland. The North Bay is popular with surfers, while the harbour and donkeys are in the South Bay.
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary is a 20-minute walk from Site, where you can go beneath a Caribbean reef and enter the world of magnificent sea turtles.
Scarborough Castle is home to one of England’s first cricket grounds.
Staintondale is to the north. Llama treks go across the moors or along the coast.
The Shire Horse Farm has live shows and a smuggling museum.
Whitby has a pretty harbour and cobbled streets. It is dominated by the ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey.
Robin Hood’s Bay was once popular with smugglers. It is now good for fossil-hunting. Walk along the cliffs to Ravenscar and a geological trail taking in old alum quarries.
The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is perfect for ramblers and cyclists, and contains 11 abbeys and priories.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway claims to be the country’s most popular heritage railway and runs from Pickering to Grosmont (moors.uk.net).
The Site is ten minutes’ walk from the Cleveland Way National Trail.
A traffic-free cycle path passes close to the Site on the way to Whitby
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middlesbrough 06 Aug 2011
We have stayed on this site many times this summer and it has been a delight. The site itself is immaculate and the cheerful staff could not be more helpful. Scarborough is a leisurely walk away and a good carvery pub backs onto the site. Even when full it is so peaceful. We will be visiting again soon, excellent site.