Redcar & Cleveland

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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A sand and shingle beach backed by a promenade and with a pier - the last remaining pier in Yorkshire. Visitors can ride in the Victorian tram, which runs from the cliff to the promenade during the summer. This is a popular beach for surfing.


Popular activities here include: swimming, windsurfing, surfing, sea canoeing, jet skiing and bowling. There are many places to eat in the town and there’s also a leisure centre and spa.

Wildlife and Walks

Coatham Marsh Reserve is north of Skinningrove and has plover, snipe, widgeon and teal - more information can be found on Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s website. The Cleveland Way runs past the beach and the North York Moors are to the south.

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 Excellent

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 Saltburn

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



There is both free and pay parking near the beach. There is parking available for disabled visitors.

Dog restrictions


Restrictions may apply.

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 3rd September 2017

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