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If you and your partner or family are planning a stay at one of the fine Scarborough hotels later this year, you will no doubt want to visit the area’s famous coast, which is perhaps one of the most beautiful to be found throughout the UK. For those of you for whom this is the case, we have compiled a short list of some of our favourite water-based attractions around the town which you should definitely consider discovering when you come to this stunning part of Yorkshire.North Bay, Scarborough, Yorkshire

One of the most memorable of these activities is the Naval Warfare event which takes place every year at Peasholm Park. Usually one of the most tranquil places you will come across, the summer months sees the stretch of water erupt into battle three times a week, playing out what is known as the ‘Battle of Peasholm’. A truly extraordinary sight, the ‘fight’ lasts for half an hour, features a selection of historic military vessels and even airplanes, and has now been raging for over 80 years.

If you would rather spend your time somewhere a bit more quiet, however, and are particularly interested in wildlife, a trip on the MV Queensferry should suit you perfectly. This excursion will take you to the inspirational Casty Rocks, just four miles away from the town’s harbour, where you should be able to see a number of seals as you sail.

The final water-based treat which we believe people staying in any Robin Hood’s Bay hotels soon should experience is a relaxing pleasure steamer trip setting off from Scarborough Harbour. Choosing this option will give you an amazing opportunity to spend an hour or so travelling on one of a number of the ships docked at the harbour which played a vital role in the historic D Day landings of 1944.

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