Pinewood Park

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Scarborough

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Cowboy-themed camping and glamping on the edge of Scarborough and the North York Moors

Yeehah! Camp Pinewood goes one better than other tipi sites, offering cowboy shacks and Wild West wagons, too. It’s easy to see why it’s a favourite spot for kids, who generally arrive in a great state of excitement, cowboy hats at the ready. But over the years it’s seen a curious transformation. Not just the Westernification of its glamping getup, but they've also introduced a host of other camping options, so that folk who want a quieter, low key stay are also welcomed along.

As well as a number of pitches for your own tent, there are around a dozen pre-pitched tipis, equipped with futons, rugs, outside picnic benches, and the luxury of electricity (so not exactly the cowboy lifestyle), while there are also shacks, cabins and chuck wagons that come with additional cooking facilities and heating. A number of the glamping lodges and a couple of the tipis also have their own private wood-fired hot tubs, a particular treat when you return from a cold beach swim in the North Sea. For families, it's a perfect escape. Kids disappear off into the wooded area at the bottom of the site, which has paths weaving around the trees, perfect for hide-and-seek, while a great little gift shop at reception sells Wild West toys for little and big kids too.

While the many quirks of Pinewood lend it an appeal all of its own, the reality is that even a rubbish glamping site would be elevated by this place's handy location. On the outskirts of Scarborough there's a whole host of classic attractions within a two-mile walk or two-minute drive – from Scarborough Spa and the Sealife Centre to the two curved sandy beaches and the grassy ruins of the town's old castle. To the north and west of Pinewood Park, meanwhile, the great rolls of the North York Moors await, with Dalby Forest – an adventure playground full of mountain biking trails and marked hiking routes – just a half-hour drive away. Cowboy or not, for those looking for a holiday on the Yorkshire coast, there are few more well-appointed spots.



All camping and caravanning pitches have electricity hook-ups if required. Tipis are on raised wooden decks, fully carpeted and furnished with a double and 2 singles, storage, an electric heater, light and 2 electric sockets. Woody's Western Wagons are the smallest of the Wild West accommodation and also the warmest. They feature fixed beds (1 double and 2 singles), lighting, an electric heater, small fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Cowboy Camping Shacks sleep families of 4, with a double and 2 singles and all the same furnishings, plus a table and 4 stools are provided on the covered veranda. The Cowboy Camping Cabin is the most spacious of the Wild West accommodation with a double and bunk beds, all the same furnishings and a covered veranda, while the Cowboy Camping Lodge is the most luxurious with a double and bunk beds, similar furnishings, plus luxury bedding provided and a welcome pack. All electricity is metered and each unit has a picnic bench out front to use. There's a modern shower and toilet block and alfresco washing-up sinks. Extensive recycling is part of a generally green ethos. No campfires unless organised as part of a group booking.


A 2-mile footpath takes you into Scarborough. The quieter of its two beaches is at North Bay, where you’ll also find the Sealife Centre (01723 373414) and Peasholm Park nearby.

Food & Drink

For fish and chips or breakfast with local fishermen, head for the Harbour View Café on Scarborough’s West Pier. For a local pint and huge portions of pub grub, there’s the Denison Arms (01723 862131) in nearby East Ayton.


April–November (though motorhomes with their own washroom facilities are welcome all year round).

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The Owner Says

Pinewood is an award winning family owned and run site, situated just 2 miles from Scarborough town centre and open all year round. The site has 3 separate areas; a camping field to pitch you own tent, an area to bring your own touring caravan or camper van, and a Wild West themed area; complete with Tipis, Wagons, Shacks & Cabins.

Pinewood has a 4 star Visit England star rating and has won several awards, including a Northern Rail Hidden Gems Award.

Prices remain the same reasonable rate all year round, with NO price increases during peak times.

Pinewood can be exclusively hired for group events such as weddings, team building, Birthdays, corporate, photo shoots and family reunions.

The site is pet friendly, with no charge for pets, although dogs do have to be kept on a lead at all times while on site and walked off site.

Pinewood is superb base for visiting  all the brilliant nearby attrcations.


12 tipis, two wagons, four camping shacks, a camping cabin and a cowboy camping lodge, plus a grassy camping meadow.

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Contact Pinewood Park, Racecourse Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 5TG

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Getting There

Located on the main Scarborough to Pickering Road (A170), Pinewood is easy to find and there are no hidden little farm lanes or side roads to go down.

From York and the A64: Go through Staxton and leave the A64 at the next round about, taking the first exit (signed to Seamer). After one-and-a-half miles, in Seamer, take the first exit (straight on). Then take the first right (half a mile later) on to Irton Moor Lane. Follow the road to its end (where it meets the A127), then turn right. After half a mile, where the speed limit change to 40 miles per hour, Pinewood Park is on the left-hand side.

From Filey, the coast and the A165, leave the A165 next to the Pets & Aquatics Centre (signed Muston and Malton A64). Follow this road to the A64 then turn right at the roundabout on to it and follow the directions as above.

Generally speaking, using the postcode for the SatNav is fine until you're half a mile from Pinewood. If it instructs you to turn into a road signed "Irton Caravan Site" then do not turn, but carry on towards Scarborough on the A170. As you see the speed limit change to 40 miles per hour look for Pinewood Park on your left-hand side.

Take the train or bus to Scarborough town centre. From there a taxi is usually just less than £10 to Pinewood Park. Once unpacked/unloaded it is easy to walk there and back in the daytime, although it is uphill coming back!


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