Breakfast in Scarborough

A combination of school holidays; a new job and the fact that the kids seem to have a busier social life than us, mean I’ve been off the blog for a while. As they head into their teenage years, I imagine it can only get more frenetic.

Anyway, it happened to be one of the boys’ activities that led us to sunny Scarborough last weekend. We had an early pick-up from a Scouts’ sleepover at the Sealife Sanctuary, along with a few other families. So rather than heading straight home with bleary-eyed sons in tow, we all decided a seaside breakfast was in order.

Watermark Café was our destination. I’d heard a lot of good things about this café with its wonderful, sweeping views of North Bay and good food – and we weren’t disappointed. You’ll find it round the headland from South Bay in the direction of Peasholm Park on Royal Albert Drive.

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The terrace overlooks the seafront and as it was such a nice day we had breakfast al fresco. From full English to croissants, pastries, bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches, there’s a great choice.

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The kids, however, couldn’t resist the pull of the cake counter so instead of the hearty English breakfast that I thought would fill them up, my own gang opted for muffins and hot chocolate.

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The decor inside is stylish with exposed brick walls, grey tongue and groove panelling and diner-style seating. It opens for breakfast at 7am so by other people’s standards we weren’t early at all.

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There is also live music on a Sunday evening – Blues ‘n’ Brews looks like a good night out…

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We were joined at the café by a friend who rents one of the eye-poppingly bright and colourful beach chalets that overlook North Bay. A cup of tea while the kids played together on the beach made it a perfect day. beachhuts

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Dexter’s Surf School is just along the way so we booked the boys and friends into a surf session for the following Saturday. The sessions are running until December – Brrr, this is the North Sea, so we might be keeping an eye on the weather.

But they were lucky today as the sun shone and the sea, by all accounts, was warm…

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They all had a great time – I sense this could be a regular jaunt – a lovely café, great beach, super surf and good company – we couldn’t ask for more.

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