Stray Beach (Redcar)
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Stray Beach is the most south-easterly beach along the sandy Redcar coastline. Located between the edge of the tourist town of Redcar and the village of Marske-by-the-Sea it is backed by a grassy area separating it from the road, behind which there are fields. As a result of its rural setting, Stray can be a little less busy than the beaches closer to the centre of Redcar, making it better suited for those who want to take in the sea air in relative peace and quiet.
Popular pastimes here include bathing, surfing, kite surfing, and windsurfing. Whilst the beach is wide and relatively flat at low tide, much of it becomes covered by water once the tide has come in.
A car park along Coast Road offers access to the beach down a short path, as well as toilets and disabled parking. Further facilities can be found in the town of Redcar including a railway station, an amusement park, a lifeboat museum, and many shops, pubs, places to eat, and places to stay.