Redcar Lifeboat Station

Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar Granville
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A busy resort beach and an ideal location for kitesurfing and windsurfing. This is a sandy beach situated close to the town where a wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs can be found.


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 and have more information. 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

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

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

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Facilities at Redcar Lifeboat Station

Food Food Toilets Toilets Slipway Slipway



Parking is a short walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 22nd July - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 10th June - 16th July 2017

May Half Term: 27th May - 4th June 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.