is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire,
England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the town lies
between 10–230 feet (3–70 m) above sea level, rising steeply northward and
westward from the harbour onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town
lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland.
With a population of around 50,000 Scarborough is the largest holiday resort
on the Yorkshire coast. The town has fishing and service industries, including
a growing digital and creative economy, as well as being a tourist destination.