Enjoy a traditional seaside experience at Seaton Carew, featuring a stunning golden beach, beach huts, crazy golf, ice-cream and plenty of fish and chip shops.

The lovely seaside resort of Seaton Carew is an absolute must for any journey to Hartlepool. Blessed with a stunning beach that stretches its whole length and steeped in coastal history, Seaton makes for a truly fantastic family day out!

Journey down to Seaton Carew Beach for endless family fun – whether you fancy making a splash in the sea, building impressive sandcastles, playing some fun beach games or even flying a kite there’s so much to do! For those seeking a more gentle respite, kick back and relax as you take in the peaceful sights and sounds of the seaside. Take the time to indulge in some tasty seaside treats – from locally loved ‘Lemon Top’ ice cream’s and classically British fish and chips to wonderfully indulgent burgers and unmissable wood-fired pizza’s, be sure to browse Seaton’s full foodie offer here.  

Top Tip: Right in the centre of the resort are a set of quirky and colourful beach huts which can be rented to use as a convenient base for the day. You absolutely can’t miss them!

To the south of Seaton Carew Beach you’ll find Seaton Carew Common and Sand Dunes, which runs between the beach and Seaton Carew’s award-winning golf course. The dunes are a great place to enjoy a peaceful walk as you explore the hidden peaks of this diverse natural environment.

Continuing south, nature lovers should journey onto Teesmouth National Nature Reserve. Here you will find Seal Sands, home to common and grey seals as well as hundreds of species of migratory birds. It’s a real treat for wildlife lover’s! 

Just nearby you will find RSPB Saltholme, located within Stockon-on-Tees. Get even closer to nature as you explore the wonderful mix of wildlife that exists within the heart of Teesside’s industrial landscape.

For a uniquely fun experience, be sure to stop at Hartlepool Power Station Visitor Centre. Dive into this fun and interactive learning experience to uncover the fascinating method by which electricity comes to power home. 

In the mood for a bit of fun family competition? Why not enjoy a game of crazy golf at Lofty’s Crazy Golf or perhaps a game of bowling at Larry’s Lanes.

After a fun-filled day spent exploring the glorious seaside resort of Seaton Carew, why not treat yourself to an evening of delicious food. Enjoy a taste of Italy at Matteo’s, discover your favourite Indian dishes at Seaton Tandoori or try a classic parmo at The Open Jar. Extend the evening with a trip to Kitty Bill’s or The 9 Anchor’s for some cosy evening drinks. 

Looking for something more? Explore Hartlepool’s full range of food and drink options here.

We recommend you stick around as the night descends to enjoy a late evening stroll. Watching as the sun sets over the stunning seaside surroundings is truly the perfect end to any day!