There is a working inner harbour with a small fishing fleet, an outer harbour and a marina for pleasure craft.
The Scarborough lifeboat station is open to visitors and is one of the oldest stations in the UK and Republic of Ireland founded in 1801. The station was taken over by the RNLI in 1861.
The station is currently home to an all-weather Mersey Class Lifeboat called Fanny Victoria Wilkinson & Frank Stubbs as well as an Inshore 'D' Class Lifeboat called John Wesley Hillard II.
Fishing on the West Pier
Suitable for ‘new’ anglers and children. Fishing is mainly onto a sandy bottom. The main catches are billet and codling, with whiting and mackerel in season.