Redcar is a town of about 34,000 inhabitants situated on the North East coast of England just to the south of the Tees Estuary. The town is one of the chief administrative centres of the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland Although it is within sight of the numerous industrial complexes along the banks of the River Tees, Redcar itself is not an industrial town and it's heritage comes from it's inshore fishing industry. It is possessed of a wide High Street lined on both sides with shops, amongst which are featured many familiar household names.
Redcar has wide sandy beaches and from its seaside promenade offers extensive views both across the Tees Bay and south along the Yorkshire coast. Major improvements to the promenade and sea wall have now been completed along with a new 'Redcar beacon' which provides panoramic views along the coast & over the town.
Redcar is home to the Zetland Lifeboat. Built in 1802 Zetland is the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world, saving over 500 lives and is well worth a visit, as is the Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum. The display of jewellery excavated from the grave of an Anglo Saxon princess near Loftus is of national importance.
The beauties of the North York Moors National Park are also less than 30 minutes drive away. Lovers of “the sport of kings” will be drawn to Redcar Racecourse which offers a comprehensive programme throughout the flat racing season, whilst cricket fans will find in Redcar one of the top league clubs in the North East of England.