South Gare Beach

South Gare Beach - Yorkshire
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South Gare is an area of Redcar beach located by breakwater on the southern side of the mouth of the river Tees. The land here is all reclaimed and was created using waste from the local steel industry.

Now the industry has largely gone the area has become a haven for wildlife with a variety of habitats attracting a wide range of birds.

The wide sandy beach is suitable for windsurfing and kite-surfing. It is also a popular angling spot. Fishing is best off the end of South Gare breakwater and this is also a good spot to watch ships coming and going.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NZ 5580 2763

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South Gare Beach Reviews

Jul 18th 2020

Lovely area but spoiled by all the litter and fly tipping there.


Jun 04th 2020

Good little fishing spots over the gare

Great south gere

Bill swift
Feb 19th 2024

It is one of the best places I’ve been and stayed in my van.
Very quiet.
Little fire going on a night watching the sunset.
Lovely beach . And a cafe open Saturday and Sunday.
Even got volunteering litter pickers that do a great job
And very friendly prople .
What else do you want.
And great for dogs ????

Jun 22nd 2022

Lovely area
Dog friendly, both during the day on the beach and at night in the dunes.
currently the area is earmarked for redevelopment.


Oct 21st 2020

A lovely quiet walk from Majuba carpark to south gare. It’s a shame about all the litter off tod point though

Ruined by lots of vans

Jun 24th 2022

This was a peaceful place to go for a beach walk, now it feels like we are intruding and being watched.
Looks like lots of vans meet up and stay for the weekend, no facilities so they are polluting the area.

S c collyer
Jun 17th 2022

Lovely area, ruined by campervans,who discharge their waste onto the rocks