A splendid promenade connects the Marina with one of the Victorian’s favourite North-East resorts. Seaton Carew with its miles of broad golden sands and safe sheltered bathing is still the perfect venue for a traditional family day out at the seaside. Enjoy good flat beaches to fly kites and build castles, rock pools to hunt shrimps and amusement arcades that flicker and sing – Seaton Carew is well worth visiting when you stay in Hartlepool.
AS our main pictures show, Hartlepool has miles of golden sands – its possible to walk along several miles of clean, golden sand from the edge of Hartlepool Marina to the Tees Estuary and the Blue lagoon beach . . . and enjoy every minute of it.
If you are lucky you will be able to watch seals basking just a few yards offshore or enjoy some fantastic sand dunes.If you want to wind surf, jog, fly a kite or just go for a pleasant stroll, Hartlepool’s beaches take some beating.
Along the main front at Seaton you’ll find a choice of restaurants, fish and chips, burgers, candy floss and amusement arcades.
Warm summer days continue to attract many visitors to the resort’s spotless beach, arcades, and fish and chip restaurants. Every November a fireworks display and carnival attracts thousands of visitors from across the region to celebrate Bonfire Night. There is live music and fairground rides on the Saturday which falls closest to Bonfire Night, November 5.
Numerous buildings around The Green are grade II listed and the sea front bus station has a recently renovated grade II listed art deco clock tower. One mile south of Seaton Carew is Hartlepool nuclear power station. Seaton Carew’s coastline is the location of the Hartlepool Submerged Forest, a site of special scientific interest.
Unusual but true!
The area hit worldwide headlines in December 2007 when John Darwin, believed dead since an apparent canoeing accident off Seaton Beach in 2002, walked into a London police station and gave himself up as a missing person, sparking a major fraud investigation by Cleveland Police. Following these events, local pranksters erected a realistic road sign, near the railway station on Seaton Lane, saying “Welcome to Seaton Canoe Twinned with Panama”, it has since been removed!