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Seaton Carew - Centre Beach

Hartlepool, Hartlepool

Seaton Carew beach is a tract of gently sloping golden sand ideal for bathing and recreation. Rocky areas with rock pools make it are ideal for exploring the wildlife. Seaton Common and Dunes Local Nature Reserve and Teesmouth National Nature Reserve lie nearby.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Cafes/restaurant
First aid station
Toilets and disabled toilets
Lost child centre and a slip way

Activities

Swimming
Sailing
Fishing
Jet skiing
Surf board hire
Surfing
Wind surfing
Canoeing and water skiing

Nature and Wildlife

The only regularly breeding colony of common Seals on the North East coast of England can often be seen basking on the mudflats of Greatham Creek during the summer months. There are good rock pools on the beach.

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the borough council.

Dogs

Dogs are banned from the beach between North Shelter and Seaton Carew Golf Club between May and September. Dog bins are present.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Hartlepool tic. Hartlepool art gallery. Church square. Hartlepool. e-mail:hpooltic@hartlepool.gov.uk Tel:01429 523437

Location

Nearest town: Hartlepool
County: Hartlepool
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6598, -1.1791
Postcode: TS25 1BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Public Transport

Bus and train stations in Seaton Carew. approx 1km from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Seaton Carew (About a mile away)
Hartlepool (Approx. 2 miles away)
Redcar British Steel (Approx. 4 miles away)
Redcar Central (Approx. 5 miles away)
Billingham (Cleveland) (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Longscar Centre, Seaton Carew (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Seaton Carew Station, Seaton Carew (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Teesmouth Nature Reserve - North Gare, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Stranton, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Andrew Street, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Bryan Hanson House, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Eden Street, Hartlepool (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Stockton Street, Hartlepool (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Dover Street, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Marks and Spencers, Hartlepool (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Hartlepool