Swimming in the sun at Alpamare. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

10 of the best outdoor pools and swimming spots near Scarborough

On a warm day there is nothing quite like cooling off with a dip in water.

Of course we’re blessed in Scarborough to have our pick of beaches to choose from but for when you fancy something a bit different, or want to avoid getting covered in sand, there are several fantastic outdoor alternatives not too far from town. Whether you want to soak up the sun and relax by the pool, challenge yourself with an open water swimming course or give wild swimming a go, you can do it all nearby. We’ve put together a list here of some of the different outdoor swimming options close by, some of which you might not be aware of - including a wild swimming spot voted in the top 20 in the UK.

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