I lived in Scarborough for many years and remember the time when families used to flock here for the week in the summer. The Sea Front was always packed with tourists but looked like a graveyard in the winter. Scarborough itself doesn't have much going for it these days and I only go there to visit relatives. However, one of the real treats to find is a quality cone.
Italian's have always made the best ice cream and you will find two brilliant examples of it in the South bay. The first place is the Harbour Bar, which is like one of those nostalgic 1950's ice cream parlours which make a Knickerbocker Glory and other sumptuous delights. Less than 100 yards from there opposite the lifeboat house is Pacitto's. You can either sit in and have something or take something from the counter at the front and walk along the beach.
I had visited family and decided to take a walk along the front, which is something I had not done for years. Nostalgia suddenly overcame me and as I passed the lifeboat I headed for Pacitto's. Opting for the counter service I looked at the delights on offer. You can ver various combinations but I opted for the simple 99, which comes either in lemon or raspberry. I chose the latter. I must admit the member of staff who served me wasn't one of those glad to see you types but i'm sure that probably comes from a combination of tiredness and the fact that no matter how hard you try it's sometimes not possible to smile at everyone you meet. However, the ice cream was plentiful and tasted superb. I was tempted to have another one afterwards but the time on the parking ticket was coming to an end and fate intervened.
Anyone who visits Scarborough must surely visit here. They are open all day and what better treat to have when the sun is shining. Pacitto's and the Harbour Bar are two of the few sights that the town has worth visiting.
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