Being an unclean beach, Hartlepool Bay is hardly the most popular beach in the NE. The 100ft cliffs stand behind the beach mean that offshore winds are once again gusty and the lack of amenities means that sailing here is not the most pleasurable experience. The conditions are only really suited to slalom sailing but if you want to go wave sailing then a better location would be along the west coast.
Getting there: Take the A178 N from Middlesbrough, follow the sign for the beach when you enter Hartlepool.
Parking: Very little parking available
Ideal Wind: NW – SW
Accomodation: B&B’s about two miles from the beach
Amenities: Very few amenities
Water Quality: Not tested
Suitable for: Intermediate