Seaton Carew North


Seaton Carew North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A large expanse of sand with a gentle slope down to the sea. There are dunes and rock pools at the beach and also a promenade with some restaurants along the seafront. Hartlepool marina is to the north of the beach.


Popular activities here include: swimming, rockpooling, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, surfing, wind surfing, canoeing and water skiing. There is a golf club and cricket club nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Common and Grey Seals can often be seen basking on the mudflats of Greatham Creek - this forms part of the southern part of Teesmouth National Nature Reserve (the northern part is to the south of this beach). Natural England manage the site, which has over 20,000 waterfowl visit throughout the year.

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

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Facilities at Seaton Carew North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is free parking by the beach with disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach is cleaned weekly by the council.