14 of the best scenic picnic spots near Scarborough

As Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast continue to bask in wonderful sun there is nothing quite like a picnic in the great outdoors.

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Filey Brigg, as seen from the country park, is a favourite for dog walking and bird watching with a cafe, play area, and ample parking.

Whether you fancy setting down in an old favourite or trying somewhere new, with several fantastic locations just a stones throw from Scarborough

We have put together a list here of some of the amazing picnic spots along the coast, some of which you might not be aware of.

Just over an hour away from the coast, Rievaulx Terrace offers fantastic views overlooking Rievaulx Abbey, owned by the National Trust. Admission charges apply.

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Danes Dyke, near Bridlington, is a great place for woodland walking, which leads down to a rocky beach - it has a cafe and car park and plenty of spots for a picnic.
A Scarborough favourite overlooking the boating lake.
Pannett Park in Whitby is home to Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery and offers beautifully maintained gardens, stunning views and a play area.
At one time, the mere spanned over 16 hectares in size, but when the railway came to Scarborough in 1844 it was greatly reduced to make room - but it still remains a beautiful picnic spot and has a cafe and car park.
This English Heritage attraction attracts visitors from all over with its famous connection to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Admission charges apply.
Dalby Forest, near Pickering, is a favourite with walkers and cyclists for its spectacular moorland views and is operated by Forestry England. Charges apply.
This National Trust property is just an hour away from Scarborough and offers fantastic gardens to explore. Admission charges apply.
Stunning views from Ravenscar offer the perfect spot to set-up a picnic.
Filey Dams Nature Reserve offers stunning views and is the last remaining freshwater marsh of any size in the area. You will see migratory birds, small mammals and amphibians.
Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, is a Grade I listed Georgian country house set in 50 acres of stunning landscaped gardens. Admission charges apply.
Around half a million seabirds gather at Bempton Cliffs between March and October where its towering chalk cliffs overlook the North Sea - it has a visitor centre, cafe, and parking. Admissions charges apply.
Glen Gardens were built around the 1830s and were part of the private estate of Ravine Hall. It features a cafe, play area and plenty of open space for picnics.
Is your favourite picnic spot on this list? (Photo: Getty/Jenny Evans)