It took just over 2.5 hours to get to the Scarborough West Ayton Caravan site from home. It is a lovely, tidy and big site with fabulous hanging baskets and neat hedges. The size of the pitches are generous, easy to park on - both grass and hardstanding.
We chose to go on a grass pitch but hadn’t thought about having a barbecue, which we couldn’t have on the grass. The toilets and showers were very clean but having stayed at a lot of Caravan and Motorhome sites they were not as modern as some we have stayed at. There are 2 shower blocks and there were 4 showers in the ladies (3 in the men’s) and at the weekend it would have been beneficial to have more showers. There is a field for ball games, a pavilion with pool tables and table tennis and a Boules pitch.
We’d booked to see the Stereophonics concert at the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough so we caught the 128 bus into Scarborough which took around 30 minutes. The buses back to West Ayton do not run after 6.30 pm which meant we had to get a taxi back after the concert (£11). The bus dropped us off near the railway station and we walked to the South Bay where it was very sad to see the demolition of the Futurist theatre because Jane had been to see many shows there over the years.
We caught the open air bus from South Bay to North Bay, where the Open Air Theatre is. It was Steve’s first time to the Open Air Theatre and he was impressed with the theatre and security/organisation. The Scarborough Open Air Theatre are having some excellent bands on during the summer months, catering for all tastes of music. Jane has been there to see UB40, Bryan Adams, Alfie Boe and Kaiser Chiefs before seeing Stereophonics. It is a lovely venue which holds about 7000 people and is about 300 yards from the lovely North Bay beach.
While we were in Scarborough at the weekend it was the Seafest which was held on the pier at South Bay where there were bands playing, a real ale marquee and lots of food stalls. There was lots to see and do. We caught the Park and Ride intro Scarborough from the A64 to avoid car parking problems as Scarborough was very busy.
We called at The Old Forge Inn a couple of times which is a deceptively large pub about a 10 minute walk downhill from the campsite (but a steep walk back!). The food menu looked good and reasonably priced. At the back of the pub is a lovely beer garden.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Scarborough West Ayton site and the weather was fabulous.