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Paddys Hole, South Gare

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Contributor: ripleysalien
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Just along the coast from Redcar, head for the beach and turn left at the roundabout heading for and through the village of Warrenby, pass by the steel works and on land reclaimed from the sea are a couple of man made coves that are home to fishing boats and the huts the fishermen would stay in.

Now the Fishing is almost gone but most of the boats still linger in various states of repair. The lads in the huts are in the main a pleasant lot and don't mind, (some will even offer) the deck areas being used for a better vantage point, be warned they all have tall tales of high seas and the one that got away!

On the other side of the road you come in on are the famous huts, surrounded by the golden grass covered dunes that do little to protect them from the savage winds that can and often do batter the Gare.

Moving past the pilot boat station towards the lighthouse, large concrete and brick bases are all that is left to show where the big guns stood during the war, there are also a number of pill boxes scattered around the area, one between Redcar and the lighthouse, 2 on the land used by what used to be Dorman Long steel works, and another couple looking into the mouth of the Tees.
A visit to "Paddys" is recomended, but be warned, one trip is never enough.

Paddys Hole, South Gare Images

The dunes and grass, beyond is the sea and at low tide a wide sandy beach
Sunset at Paddys Hole
Old wreck in the sand, low tide only. CAUTION the tide can move in quick here.
The old waste land looking down to the steel works, Paddys hole is on the right, out of shot.
The sea is behind, and beyond these dunes are the huts.
THIS is Paddys Hole.


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