The northern seaside town that's compared to Australia's Brighton Beach – thanks to its sandy beaches and colourful huts | The Sun

A NORTHERN seaside resort town in the UK has been compared to Australia's famous sandy beaches.

The traditional seaside town of Scarborough is home to North Bay Beach.

Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast, is home to two beaches, North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach, and has been welcoming holidaymakers to its shores for over 400 years.

But in recent years, the North Bay has been compared to Brighton Beach in Australia because of its colourful beach huts and large expanse of sand.

An article at Enjoy Travel said: "When placed side by side, the colourful beach huts at North Bay Beach and at Australia’s Brighton Beach look extremely similar."

The British huts can be rented out by holidaymakers for £80 per day in the summer.

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But there's more to do on the beach than admire the bright buildings, it's also home to a long, sandy, beach that surfers and swimmers make use of year-round.

There's plenty for families to do within a stone's skim of the sea too, including North Bay Railway (a miniature railway), Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough Sea Life Centre.

For tourists who want more to do than spend a day sunbathing, the commercialised South Bay Beach is a 20-minute walk along the Victorian promenade.

If the walk is too far, regular open-top buses run between the two beaches during the summer months.

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Visit the UK seaside town with dolphins, a music festival and sandy beaches

Scarborough is also home to South Bay BeachCredit: Getty – Contributor
The South Bay Beach is more commercialised with donkey rides and amusement cafes
A view from the Victorian Promenade that links the beachesCredit: Alamy

South Bay Beach is another sandy beach where holidaymakers can find traditional fish and chips, amusement cafes, and stalls selling cockles and traditional seaside sweets.

From here, holidaymakers can also book to ride on the Hispaniola Pirate Ship for just £3 per ticket – and you may even spot dolphins and porpoises in the water.

Back on land, South Bay beach also has a big wheel, donkey rides and Scarborough Spa – an entertainment venue that houses a theatre with an ocean view.

Near to both beaches is Peasholm Park – a large park with a bandstand, boating lake and plenty of wildlife.

The ruins of Scarborough Castle overlook the beaches, and a family of five can purchase an entry ticket for £23.40.

Meanwhile the traditional seaside town of Skegness has been likened to the American city for several years.

Dubbed "Skeg Vegas" by locals, the town of Skegness in Lincolnshire has slot machines and a busy nightlife with cabaret performances.

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