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Redcar Beacon.
 The centre piece of the 75 million regeneration plan of Redcar town
 by the Redcar and Cleveland Council.
The “Vertical Pier” as it was originally called by the council was renamed The Beacon after a vote
 on names suggested by the local public. The Beacon cost 1.8 million to build and is 80 feet high.
 It is easily climbed via the stairs but there is also a lift all the way to the top level.
 There are seven levels each with a viewing balcony overlooking the promenade to the north and south and out to sea.
Entry to The Beacon is free! It’s well worth a ride to the top on a clear day.
 There is protection from the wind at the top level but hang on to your hat!

Redcar is located on the north-east coast of England approx. 3 miles south of the River Tees and the South Gare. Between Redcar and Saltburn by the sea there are approx. 6 miles of flat golden sands.

Listen to ZETLAND 105FM: Redcar & Clevelands own radio station.

Redcar Race course: Next meeting is on Monday April 8th 2019. For 2019 fixtures list click on the link Fixtures

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During the summer months these donkeys take the children
 for rides along the beach near the Beacon.

 

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e anchoThr and plaque are a memorial to 13 of the 15 crew who perished
onboard the Birger that struck Saltscar rock on 18th October 1898
 

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Zetland. The oldest lifeboat in the world. Arrived at Redcar on October 7th 1802, built by Harry Greathead of South Shields and made her first rescue on December 6th of the same year.

The new inshore RIB lifeboat. This is the largest of two boats on station now at redcar

For more info.on Zetland and her history see: Zetland History

 

 

 

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Sinterlation. A sculpture by Ian Randall. Located near the
boating lake, close to Majuba Road car park.

 

 

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A tribute to Dr. Mo Molam, MP for Redcar 1987-2001. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and instrumental in the signing of the Good Friday Peace Agreement in 1998.

The new Tunedin! building near to the boating lake. This building is a new media and performing arts centre on Majuba Road. It’s a place for young people to enjoy leisure and learning opertunities. It includes a recording studio, radio studio, arts and crafts room a media suite and a cafe.

 

 

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The Regent cinema where the Premier of the film Atonement took place. The part of the film filmed at Redcar was supposed to be on the beach at Dunkirk, France during world war 2.

 

 

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A tribute to the making of the Atonement film. The buildings in the background featured in the film staring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy

The steelworks that also featured towards the end of the film.

 

 

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The off-shore windfarm. For more photos and info. regarding the installation of the turbines click on the offshore windfarm button.

Who said it was cold in Redcar? We have penguins all year round. Located near the Sinterlation sculpture

 

 

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The Palace Hub. Built on the site of the Palace Cinema. Provides a facility for new small creative businesses in the area.

On the new walkway along the sea wall. A number of shelters and “spouting” jets of water. The children love these. (I doubt if parents do)

 

 

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Lifelines. A sculpture by Ian Randall.
 Located opposite the Lifeboat house.

 

 

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Along the new sea wall are steps and seats as in these photos.

 

 

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A typical Yorkshire Coble. Not many left now, they are being replaced by GRP boats.

The sea side of the new wall. The concrete steps help  to break up the waves before they hit the new sea wall.

 

 

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If you walk past the Park Hotel towards Marske along the newly constructed sea wall you get some lovely views of the beach and away in the distance to Marske, Saltburn and Huntcliffe.

On the way back to the town you get a good view of the 27 new wind turbines out in Tees bay. If you park your car at Majuba car park and walk the whole length of the sea wall and back, it’s as near to 4 miles as you can get.

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