Marske Sands

Redcar & Cleveland

Marske Sands
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A sand and shingle beach situated between Redcar and Saltburn. Saltburn Pier is to the south of the beach. There is a cafe near the beach, in front of Lily Park.


Boating, fishing and surfing are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Coatham Marsh Reserve is 2 miles to the north 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

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

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Facilities at Marske Sands

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Parking is available off Coast Road.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information