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Saltburn Beach Redcar & Cleveland's coastline stretches from the mouth of the Tees to the Coast of Staithes. We have one of the longest unbroken stretches of beach in the United Kingdom running from South Gare in the north-west to Saltburn.

With the famous Saltburn pier as a backdrop, daytime traditional seaside fun mixes effortlessly with a café culture and a range of unique eating establishments. Enjoy a seaside holiday experience with the whole family or have a 'little me time' and take part in the water activities.

Stroll along the regenerated Redcar esplanade build sandcastles on the beach or venture into the sea for a paddle. If you're lucky catch a few rays!

Check out Redcar & Saltburns Donkeys

Following the sands of Coatham we come to the popular resort of Redcar, where fishing cobles land on the beach to sell their catches straight from the boat. The stretch of beach near Redcar Lifeboat Station has gained a Seaside Award for its cleanliness and good water quality. Redcars beach is perfect for building sand castles, winkling and relaxing in the sun.

Two miles south we reach Marske-by-the-Sea, a quiet part of the coast where boats still group on the slipway.

Saltburn cliffs tower above the crashing North Sea which shadows the sand and shingle beach. An impressive pier extends 200 metres from the shoreline. The sea at Saltburn offers some of the best surfing conditions in the country. The stretch of beach near the pier has also gained a Seaside Award which reflects our on-going efforts to keep our coastline as beautiful and clean as possible.

Cattersty Sands in Skinningrove is a long stretch of sandy beach with rocks at either end, along with a pier in the middle. The beach forms part of the Cleveland way.


Bathing Water Quality

The Authority has six designated European bathing waters which are:

  • Redcar Coatham
  • Redcar Lifeboat
  • Redcar Granville
  • Redcar Stray
  • Marske Sands
  • Saltburn
More information about bathing water quality in each of these areas is available here.

Each year between 15th May and 30th September the Environment Agency takes 20 samples from each bathing water for analysis against the standards set by the European Directive.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is working closely with the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water and other partners to improve bathing water quality in the Borough.

For more information about Bathing Water please contact
Tracy Hilton
Principal Environmental Protection Officer
Tel: (01287) 612420
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