About Redcar, England
Redcar is a seaside resort in the North East of England, and the principal town in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. It lies 7.5 miles (12.1 km) east-northeast of Middlesbrough by the North Sea coast. Redcar originated as a fishing town in the early 14th century, trading with the larger adjacent market town of Coatham. Until the mid 19th century it was a sub-parish of the village of Marske-by-the-Sea, when Redcar emerged as a seaside tourist destination. With the opening of the Middlesbrough to Redcar Railway in 1846, Redcar became a resort for Victorian tourists.
This industrial seaside location is now more famous for its extreme sports attracting many kitesurfers. This is due to the epic conditions, shallow shelving beach and flat water conditions. The BKSA (British Kite Surf Association) have held numerous national championship events here, which only goes to prove it's popularity.
Traveling to Redcar, England
Redcar has three railway stations, on the Tees Valley Line and served by Northern Rail. From west to east they are: British Steel Redcar, with a very limited service for British Steel workers; Redcar Central serving the town centre and Redcar East about a mile to the south east which serves the residential area (unofficially) named after the station. On weekdays, trains run approximately every half hour in each direction, towards Saltburn eastbound and Middlesbrough, Darlington and Bishop Auckland westbound. There are also a couple of early morning through trains to Newcastle-upon-Tyne which run via Darlington and on to the East Coast Main Line via Durham and Chester-le-Street. Trains are less frequent on evenings and weekends.
The main roads through the town are the A1085 and the A1042, with the A174 bypassing. Redcar is served primarily by Arriva North East buses, connecting Redcar with surrounding towns and villages such as Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Eston, Marske-by-the-Sea, New Marske and Saltburn.
Facilities At Redcar, England
There are little if no beach facilities except for the odd mobile food outlet during the peak season. On the up side, Redcar does have an interesting number of bars and night clubs to keep most party people happy.