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South Gare Cleveland

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Cabin Rocks
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Cabin Rocks

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Site Details

Lighthouse on the south entrance to the River Tees. Breakwater with offshore rocks holding roosting gulls, waders and terns at high tide. Bran Sands excellent for feeding waders throughout the year and roosting terns in early autumn.

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Additional Site Details


Take minor road to Warrenby, past Coatham Marsh on left. Turn at right roundabout past council depot. Follow right out towards the gare. Park by the side of the road on the breakwater.


Public access, except for first Saturday in September when access road closed.


Park by side of road. No charge

Opening Times

Any reasonable time.


Cafe at the boatyard, with toilets.

Key Areas / Routes

Bran Sands: Great Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher and Caspian Tern seen in recent years. River mouth good for skuas and terns in early autumn. Cabin rocks - Good for migrants particularly Wheatears. Rocky islands to right of breakwater excellent for roosting waders and gulls. Sheltered bay can hold grebes and divers in the winter.

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