Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England.
Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire. The town lies above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the harbour on to limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by Scarborough Castle perched on the headland.
With a population of over 60,000, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. The town has fishing and service industries, including a growing digital and creative economy, as well as being a tourist destination.