Public toilets Scarborough

Public Toilets in Scarborough

Looking for public toilets might not be your first thought when arranging a trip to Scarborough, but knowing where public conveniences are makes your trip less stressful, especially if you are travelling with children.

There’s a range of privately owned public toilets as well as council run toilets that might be chargeable, depending on the location.

The Brunswick Centre toilets are by far the cleanest option as they are cleaned regularly, however, I’ve never had a problem with the toilets on Marine Drive/Royal Albert Drive.

Marine Drive/Royal Albert Drive

Where Marine Drive meets Royal Albert Drive, you will find a new set of unisex toilet blocks with a wheelchair accessible ramp. The toilets are spacious so plenty of room to get changed if you have been swimming or surfing in the sea.

Cost: Free

Times: 7.30am – 8.30pm

Postcode: YO12 7HY

Brunswick Centre

The Brunswick Centre is located in Scarborough town centre, and you can find public toilets on the second floor, at the top of the escalator. You’ll find both male and female toilets.

Cost: Free

Postcode: YO11 1UE

Peasholm Park

You will find both male and female public toilets located next to the cafe in Peasholm Park, just at the top of the steps that overlook the lake.

Scarborough Toilets Peasholm

Cost: Free

Times: 8am – 6.30pm

Postcode: YO12 7NB

Northstead Lower Car Park

Located in Northstead Lower Car Park, opposite Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, is a newly refurbished toilet block with both male and female toilets. As of 2024, these toilets cost 40p per visit, whereas they used to be free of charge.

Scarborough Toilets

Cost: 40p

Times: 7.30am – 6pm

Postcode: YO12 6PF

North Bay Beach

Located close to the beach huts on Scarborough’s North Bay beach, you will find public toilets that are open only in the Summer months. These are really convenient for those visiting the beach.

Cost: Free

Times: 10am – 6.30pm

Postcode: YO12 7TU

Vincent Pier

If you’re visiting Luna Park or you’re on your way up to Scarborough Castle, you can make use of the unisex toilets close to the harbour, which cost 40p per visit.

These toilets were build in 2018 so are relatively new and have a ramp leading up so are easily accessible for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs.

Cost: 40p

Times: 7.30am – 6pm

Postcode: YO11 1PG

West Pier

West Pier toilets are located next to the RNLI station just by Scarborough South Bay and close to the arcades on Foreshore Road. Each visit costs 40p and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet located at West Pier public toilets.

Cost: 40p

Times: 10am – 6pm

Postcode: YO11 1PB

St Nicholas Gardens

Also located close to Scarborough South Bay beach is St Nicholas Gardens public toilets, which cost 40p per visit.

There are baby changing facilities situated at these public toilets.

These toilets are the most convenient option for those spending the day on the beach as its just a 1 minute walk across Foreshore Road.

Cost: 40p

Times: 10am – 6pm (Summer only)

Postcode: YO11 1NU

Scarborough Spa

If you are taking a walk further down the coast, North of South Bay beach, there are public toilets available just beyond Scarborough Spa the bottom of the tramway.

Cost: 40p

Times: 7.30am – 6pm (Summer only)

Postcode: YO11 2HD

LocationAddressChargeOpening Hours
Marine Drive/Royal Albert DriveYO12 7HYNo7.30am – 8.30pm
Brunswick CentreYO11 1UENo9am – 5.30pm
Peasholm Park YO12 7NBNo8am – 6.30pm
Northstead Lower Car ParkYO12 6PFYes7.30am – 6pm
North Bay BeachYO12 7TUNo10am – 6.30pm
Vincent PierYO11 1PGYes7.30am – 6pm
West PierYO11 1PBYes10am – 6pm
St Nicholas GardensYO11 1NUYes10am – 6pm (Summer only)
Scarborough SpaYO11 2HDYes7.30am – 6pm (Summer only)

TL;DR

The closest public toilets to Scarborough North Bay are the ones located on Royal Albert Drive (where you pick up the pathway up to Scarborough Castle) and the ones located next to The Sands (where the row of coloured huts starts).

If you’re down at Scarborough South Beach, the closest toilets are West Pier (next to the RNLI station) and St Nicholas Gardens (near the bottom of the tramway).

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