The Yorkshire Coast has some fantastic beaches. When it comes to seaside towns, views and days out, it’s rarely beaten. And, it’s had a mention in The Sunday Times, with one of its beaches being named one of the best in Britain, but it’s not the usual one.
Head up Northeast Filey and Whitby until you reach Redcar which is the northmost beach along the Yorkshire coast. Coatham Beach in Redcar was named in the paper’s 50 Best Beaches Guide.
Travel writer Chris Haslam was impressed by Redcar, with its ‘retro amusements and Pancitto ice-cream parlour’, which is ‘home to the legendary Redcar lemon top’.
The town is usually overshadowed by the more touristy Saltburn-by-the-sea with its beautiful pier and its Victorian cliff lift.
Redcar is a diamond in the rough where you can learn to surf on Redcar’s Flowrider, which allows you to practice without even getting in the sea. It also has Zetland Park which is along the seafront as well.
Haslam says: “But it’s Redcar that 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.”
He continued: “The rusting remains [of the steelworks] stand at the northern end of the town’s beach, but with £4.5bn promised in private investment and £24m in levelling up grants, Redcar aims to rival Whitby and Scarborough, with a beach that beats both.”
Whitby West, and Cornelian Bay, near Scarborough were also named in the list pointing out the multicoloured beach huts of Whitby West, and the seaweed-strewn rocks of Cornelian Bay.