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The Tees Valley has a dramatic coastline, glorious sandy beaches and charming seaside towns to discover. 

From Saltburn to Redcar to Seaton Carew – miles of golden sand is interspersed with rocky headlands, sea cliffs and sand dunes making a visit to the Tees Valley coast an unforgettable one. 

If you are visiting in the summer season, you can enjoy all the seaside essentials from delicious fish and chips, traditional arcades and a stroll along the longest remaining pleasure pier on the North East Coast at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. No trip to the seaside is complete without an ice cream, so finish your day with the local ice cream – the Lemon Top, a cone filled with delicious vanilla ice cream topped with a lemon sorbet – head to Pacitto’s on Redcar seafront for an original.

For a day at the coast at a slower pace head to the secret, secluded beaches of Marske-by-the-Sea and Skinningrove which provide an escape from the crowds (just don’t tell too many people about them!)

The beaches aren’t only worth a visit in summer. Many are dog friendly during the autumn and winter months and are perfect for a bracing walk, you can add some activity by catching some waves on a surfboard or paddleboard or keep an eye out for an array of wildlife in all seasons. 

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Hartlepool Coastline

Hartlepool’s coastline is well known for the Marina, Historic Quay and Seaton Carew but perhaps less well known is the miles of beautiful unspoilt beaches. Most of the coast is nationally recognised as an important habitat for wildlife both with the flora you can find and the animal and bird life the coast attracts. Some […]

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Hummersea is a stunning stretch of coast just to the north of Loftus. The site includes a wide swathe of coastal slope, rich in wildflowers such as fragrant and pyramidal orchids and spiny restharrow. High cliff faces support nesting seabirds in spring and summer. A small area of shingle beach at the foot of the […]

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Marske Beach

Two miles south along the coast we reach Marske Sands, a quiet and serene part of the coast where boats still group on the slipway. If you would like to view information on tides, fishing times and weather ahead of your trip to Marske Beach, you can do so using

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Redcar Beach

Redcar’s award winning flat sandy beaches stretch eight miles, south east and north west. In the northwest the beach runs past Coatham to the South Gare breakwater at the mouth of the river Tees. To the south east the sand beach is bordered by the Stray from Redcar’s Zetland Park to Marske by the sea […]

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Saltburn Beach

Saltburn’s shingle and sandy beach boasts a Victorian Pier that extends 200 metres out to sea, and a unique water powered Cliff Lift for easy access down the banking to the Pier. A popular area for watersports, make sure you pay a visit to the Saltburn Surf School and catch some waves. You can expect […]

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Saltburn Pier

Saltburn Pier is an impressive Victorian iron structure that extends out into the North Sea for 200 metres. The pier was commissioned by the Saltburn Pier Company in 1867 and opened in May 1869. The only remaining pier in the Tees Valley, Saltburn Pier has endured severe weather fronts and collisions and remains to this […]

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Seaton Carew Beach

The delights of Seaton Carew beach and location provide the opportunity to all to enjoy a traditional seaside experience. Seaton Carew provides all you would expect – a fabulous beach, arcades, fish and chips, restaurants and of course ice-cream! It is possible to walk from the edge of Hartlepool Marina to the Tees Estuary and […]

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