Redcar

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Redcar is a traditional family seaside resort in the north-east corner of Yorkshire. It has a sandy beach that stretches for 8 miles approximately south-east and north-west.

The Redcar coastline is a prime location for finding fossils of Gryphaea, popularly known as devil's toenails.

Redcar is the home of the world's oldest surviving lifeboat, the Zetland, housed in a sea front museum operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Redcar racecourse is a big attraction on race-meeting days.

OS grid reference NZ 612 242

Local attractions

Kirkleatham Museum is a local history museum located in Kirkleatham Old Hall which was built in 1709 by the local Turner family. It has exhibitions and displays on coast and country, sea rescue, ironstone mining, social history and Kirkleatham Village. The museum also has a playground, owl centre, garden nursery, sensory garden and cafeteria.

Useful and informative links

Redcar photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Redcar




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