Carew is the coastal resort for Stockton and Hartlepool and is named after a Norman French family
During the reign of Henry 1, Robert De Carrowe held
Seaton. It was at this time that Seaton became Seaton Carrowe
and later Seaton Carew.
During the excavations for the foundations for Hartlepool
nuclear power station, situated at Seaton Carew, fragments of human bones,
deer, plus the remains of trees last living in the Stone Age 6,000-2,000
years ago, were brought to the surface by the mechanical excavators. Between
Seaton and Hartlepool, Roman pottery and
coins have been discovered, possibly evidence that the Romans had a fort
many coastal places it was a small fishing town but grew in the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries with the rising popularity of health resorts. With it's golden sand Seaton was especially popular in the
bathing season with members of the Quaker fraternity from Darlington.
On a warm day tourists and locals still flock flock
to Seaton's lovely golden beach and paddle or swim in the clean sea.
People love to explore the rock pools that are exposed at low tide.
There are many shops, cafes and amusement arcades to visit also there is a
small park with swings etc.
Carew has some very good guest houses situated on 'The Green'. It also has
some very good hotels two of which are The Staincliffe
Hotel, built in 1869 and The Marine Hotel, both are
situated on the sea front.
The salt marshes surrounding Seaton Carew attract thousands of migratory
birds as they journey north or south. Arctic seals can be seen resting on the
sandbanks known as Seal Sands all year round.
Situated on the north side of the Tees on the A178 south of Hartlepool,
Seaton is easterly facing with a headland to the north which protects it from
the worst of the northerly swells.
From A19 follow A689 toward Hartlepool. At
the Owton Manor Lodge pub roundabout turn right
following signs for Seaton Carew. At the T-junction looking out to sea turn
right onto the A178 and travel past the amusement arcades and the houses. The
car park is approx half a mile on the left.