SALTBURN-by-the-sea is enjoying summer in style; with the highly anticipated new beach huts opening to the public for the first time and the birthday of Saltburn’s 133 year-old tramway.
To celebrate, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is hosting some terrific family activities.
Stuart Marshall, owner and operator of the Saltburn beach huts, will open his beach huts to the general public for hire on Saturday 1 July, coinciding with the extension of operating times of the Cliff Tramway.
From Saturday 1 July and for the remainder of the summer season, the Cliff Tramway will run from 10:30am until 8pm daily closure, rather than 6pm, making Saltburn beach perfect for a family day out.
Councillor Dale Quigley, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications, said:
“I’m so excited for the Redcar and Cleveland community to enjoy this amazing weekend we have planned. There’s something for everyone at Saltburn, and it’s a perfect way to start the summer. Two weeks ago our figures for passengers using the Saltburn Cliff Tramway almost doubled on average to 3,800 people over the weekend, so it’s really exciting to see so many people out at the beach at Saltburn and in the Redcar area.
“I hope that families take advantage of the brilliant weather and enjoy a fun family day out on the beach.”
A range of fun activities are being held on the Lower Promenade on Saturday 1 July in celebration of the Tramway’s birthday and the grand opening of the beach huts:
- Punch and Judy shows (1pm – 6pm),
- Circus Skills workshops (11am – 5pm)
- Sandcastle competitions (1pm – 6pm)
- Classic cars display (10am – 6pm).
- Traditional swing boats (10:30am – 8pm)
Coming soon – another exciting attraction is coming to Saltburn beach soon: donkey rides! The donkeys, one of which is called Cliff, named after the Cliff Tramway, will be available for rides in early July.