Redcar Coatham

Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar Coatham
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A popular stretch of beach close to Redcar town, where there are more facilities and food. Popular with both windsurfers and kitesurfers and backed by an area of dunes and Coatham golf club.


Windsurfing, kite surfing, playing golf and surfing are popular here. Explore the town or visit the local museum. The Cleveland Way runs past the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Teesmouth NNR is beyond the harbour to the north, where 20,000 individual waterfowl visit during the year - Natural England manage the site. Coatham Marsh Reserve is just inland and has plover, snipe, widgeon and teal - Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have more details.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit

Facilities at Redcar Coatham

Shops Shops



Parking is a short walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed on certain areas.

Beach cleaning

No current information