Get a webcam like this for your own websiteCoastwatch Redcar is one of an independent group of Coastal Surveillance Stations within (SSG) The Sea Safety Group, an international non government organisation whose headquarters are in the UK. These stations assist HM Coastguard in their task of helping people in trouble and saving lives at sea.
Coastwatch is a volunteer organisation with its stations and activities supported entirely by charitable donations from the local community.
The Redcar station opened on 31 October 1996 and occupies the top two floors of the building known as the ‘Zetland Lifeboat Museum’. The building was originally built in 1877 as a RNLI Lifeboat Station and later became a museum and HM Coastguard Station. It was vacated by HM Coastguard in 1990 and became the property of Redcar & Cleveland Council, who have kindly permitted its use as a Museum and Coastwatch facility.