Redcar seafront… Home to seaside cafés, fish and chip shops, arcades and many more seaside expectations alike. Redcar however has no ordinary seafront as this little seaside Town encapsulates some of the North East’s most unique and interesting features. So, this post is here to update you with everything you need to know to enjoy a trip to the seaside.
The Redcar Lemon Top
Redcar is famous for it’s icy-cold, bitter-sweet lemon top delights. For those who aren’t familiar, this wonderful concoction merges your standard Mr Whippy ice cream with a taste-tantalising lemon sorbet on top. It is an art most Redcar ice-creameries have mastered… and I’m sure many of us would agree that a trip to Redcar beach would not be complete without one of these Northern luxuries.
Famous artist Ian Randall has meticulously crafted a variety of unique sculptures that are situated along the promenade. His feature, named ‘Sinterlation’ was developed in April 2013 in conjunction with the redevelopment of Redcar seafront. The sculptures range from a mixture of boats and steel chains to represent the Regions steel making heritage, to charming little penguins waddling alongside you. Having exclusive additions apace with traditional seaside formalities adds personality and character to your standard seaside walk.
Fish and Chips
Would any trip to the beach really be complete without a chip-shop visit? Whether it’s a large cod, a chip butty or a half lot with mushy peas – there are plenty of seaside restaurants and take-aways to chose from. A personal recommendation would be Seabreeze; their new modern interior makes the seemingly life-long, mouth-watering wait as enjoyable as it can possibly be, whilst the traditional fish and chips cannot be faulted.
Image from (http://www.seabreezefishnchips.co.uk)
This bizarre but beautiful creation is one of Redcar’s biggest tourist attractions. It allows visitors to enjoy the magnificent sights of Redcar seafront from a grand 360 degrees. Once you’ve tackled the 132 stairs (or enjoyed a ride in the lift) you can visit the open-roof terrace, and, at nighttime the dazzling led-light instillation beautifully lights the seafront as the sun starts to set. Not only is this fantastic little treasure right on our doorsteps, but it’s also completely free to enjoy!
Image from (http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/web+full+list/a01cef9165b340d580257b350049bf03)
The Boating Lake
This aesthetically pleasing little lake is yet another unique feature of Redcar Seafront. On this lake you can hire a boat to suit your every need ranging from rowing and motor boats to kayaks to paddle boards; And if ‘boating’ isn’t really your thing you can always ‘mind the bags’ in their tea shop situated at the bottom of the lake over a low brick-bridge.