Coatham Beach (Redcar)

Coatham Beach (Redcar) - Yorkshire
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Coatham is a stretch of sandy beach not far from Redcar town. It is a popular spot for watersports such as windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing. The beach is bordered to the north by the mouth of the river Tees and at the southern end, Redcar.

Much of the beach is backed by sand dunes and the Cleveland Golf Links course. A little further along the Warrenby steelworks creates a rather industrial backdrop.
The beach has a large car park along Majuba Road, next to R-kade Skate Park. There are also toilets located here. This parking has direct access to the beach.

Closer to Redcar town centre, there is an esplanade alongside the beach and some roadside parking.  There is also a cinema and a number of shops and places to eat and drink.

The town itself boasts a museum containing the world’s oldest surviving lifeboat and Redcar Central railway station, a few hundred meters from the beach, on the Tees Valley Line between Saltburn to the east and Middlesbrough, Darlington, and Bishop Auckland to the west.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are restricted to certain areas of beach around Redcar.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



TS10 5BJ

OS grid ref.

NZ 5930 2537


Parking is a short walk from the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Coatham Beach (Redcar) Reviews


Jul 13th 2021

I love Redcar the Beach is amazing with Fossilized Trees on part of the Beach if you are there at the right time you can buy Fish straight off the Boats,beautiful Cod all fillited for you,there are many Shops ,Cafes, plenty of seating in the Town,quite well supplied with Toilets apart from Tyne Tees Entertainment Arcade with lovely Cafe,they closed their Toilets in 2020,no sign of re-opening although Staff use them the Public cannot,apart from that Redcar is well worth a visit we have going there for the last 23 years my Favourite place to visit

Lovely beach

Mar 31st 2021

Been a godsend in these troubling covid times spent many a day down there blowing away cobwebs! Well kept and nice and quiet!

Underrated Gold Sand Beach

Jan 17th 2024

At the middle of the beach you can reach various fish and chip shops, ice cream shops, amusements and other entertainment facilities.

You can walk left along the beach to reach the port channel. Dolphins and porpoise can occasionally be spotted around dusk and dawn. Often you come across seals, please dont get too close if you do. You could also turn right and walk along the beach all the way to saltburn, without exiting the beach. You could then jump on the train back to Redcar.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, young or old, family or couple.

The sand is beautifully golden and soft to touch. The sea is often shallow for a long time and therefore safe for children and animals to play.

Always remember to take rubbish away with you and embrace a ‘leaving only footsteps’ policy.