Seaton Carew North Gare

Hartlepool

Seaton Carew North Gare
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Part of the northern section of Teesmouth NNR and within Tees Bay, this is a large expanse of sand with a gentle slope down to the sea. There are dunes and wildlife, the beach and dunes are SSSI and SPA sites.

Activities

There are walks and cycle routes along the promenade round to the marina. There is a golf club to the north and cricket club to the south of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Teesmouth NNR has 20,000 individual waterfowl visit during the year - Natural England manage the site. Coatham Marsh Reserve is south of the beach, 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 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

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

Weather

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 rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Seaton Carew North Gare

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is free parking by the beach with disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions

 

Beach cleaning

Beach is cleaned weekly by the council.

Lifeguards

None.