Why we are doing this
The improvements on Redcar Seafront are part of an investment package to inject £75m into Redcar that will create new jobs and businesses to boost the economy.
Critical sea defence works have been carried out by the Environment Agency to protect and secure people, homes and businesses against the risk of coastal flooding and coastal erosion.
After major consultation, we took the opportunity to work in partnership with the Environment Agency to revamp 2.7km of the promenade area, from Coatham to the eastern end of The Stray to enhance the seafront for residents and increase visitor numbers.
£30m has been invested by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and the Environment Agency to make all of this happen.
This is what you will see
Redcar Seafront has been transformed with a new seawall that will protect Redcar from coastal flooding and coastal erosion as well as providing a new landscaped promenade, space for a permanent area for RNLI parking, fishermen's boat parking and new seating areas.
The striking design of the promenade has taken inspiration from Redcars nautical heritage. Entertainment and events will be focussed around Sunshine Corner, in the Redcar Beacon area.
New canopies provide shelter and seating and an interactive water feature provides fun for all the family.
A series of landmark sculptures created by the world renowned artist, Ian Randall, act as a magnet for visitors and draw people into Redcar.
The Stray is a peaceful location where people can enjoy sights and sounds of the natural landscape in a quieter setting.