Yorkshire full of hidden gems? Who knew? Well, it’s not the biggest county in England for no reason. Its coastline has a range of popular beaches to visit so when the chance to visit a great find comes along, it’s worth taking note. Coatham Beach, Redcar is just that.
This spacious stretch of beach reaches is found along the Tees estuary at the tip of Yorkshire and runs along the North Sea. The space was once an industrialised spot that is overshadowed by the popular seaside spot of Saltburn.
It was praised this year by The Sunday Times travel writer Chris Haslam who praised the area of Redcar saying it: “won me over: not just for its beach but for its lifeboat museum, retro amusement arcades and Pacitto ice-cream parlour — home of the legendary Redcar lemon top.”
The area aims to challenge the other seaside towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Saltburn with an influx of money aimed at levelling up the area.
Coatham beach in Redcar is a popular spot for all kinds of watersports such as windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing. At the southern end of the beach is Redcar. The beach is backed by sand dunes.
The dune system is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a haven for wildlife and plants. The steelworks blast furnace, which hinted at the industrial past of the area was demolished back in November 2022.
It’s a real beauty spot that is also steeped in history making for a great winter walk to enjoy this new year. And, after you’ve made your way along the beach you can head back to the seaside town of Redcar, which is famed for being the home of the lemon-top ice cream.
The vast Coatham beach is not the only treat you can enjoy along the seafront of Redcar, visit Zeatland Park, have a walk along the esplanade and visit its old-fashioned arcades.
The whole area is up and coming so put it on your list of places to visit for the next year for sure – we’ve definitely got it on our radar for sure.