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Surprisingly Secret Beaches

If you dream of wandering mile after mile of uninterrupted white sands, then the beaches in Northumberland & County Durham are for you. Best of all, you’ll often have them all to yourself!

Astonishingly underrated and frequently overlooked, the beaches here are beautifully powdery, impeccably clean and awash with character - these are the sands on which Viking raiders landed, pilgrims trekked and genteel Victorians lazed.

Take the beach at Bamburgh Castle. Immense, dune-backed sands seem to stretch into infinity and above, the towering spectacle of the stronghold itself. It’s beyond atmospheric.

King Edward’s Bay in Tynemouth further ramps up the drama. The picture-postcard cove is the ideal spot for admiring the town’s crumbling castle and priory, while neighbouring Longsands Beach is tailor-made for surfing. The elegant seaside resort is a favourite spot for foodies too.

For something altogether different, head to Seaham Beach and hunt for vivid, multi-coloured sea glass.

Top Beaches in Northumberland & County Durham

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Longsands Beach

Tynemouth


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Breathe in the sea air and soak up sublime views of the coastline as you walk the beautiful golden sands of this popular beach.

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Newbiggin Promenade

Northumberland


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Wander along Northumberland's longest promenade and breathe in spectacular views of the bay and the UK's first off shore sculpture - The Couple.

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King Edward's Bay

Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear


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Overlooked by the historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle is hidden gem King Edward's Bay - a small and popular sandy beach nestled between the cliffs.

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Whitley Bay Beach

The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear


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Whitley Bay Links and Beach is a lovely expanse of golden sand flanked by a long promenade that stretches between Cullercoats and St Mary's Lighthouse.

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Beadnell Bay

Beadnell, Chathill, Northumberland


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Part of the North Northumberland Heritage Coast and set within Northumberland's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is horseshoe-shaped Beadnell Bay.

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Druridge Bay

Red Row, Morpeth, Northumberland


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Running from Hauxley in the north to Cresswell in the south is Druridge Bay, a golden 7-mile curve of spectacular shoreline and dunes.

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Seahouses Beach

Seahouses, Northumberland


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Seahouses is a historic fishing village with a small bustling harbour, forming part of the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its north beach is tranquil and unspoilt.

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Bamburgh Castle Beach

Bamburgh, Seahouses, Northumberland


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Beautiful Bamburgh Beach is free of crowds and full of dramatic coastal sights. The sandy beach is sheltered by impressive dunes and overlooked by the majestic Bamburgh Castle.

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Seaham Beach

Seaham, County Durham


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Seaham Beach boasts golden sand and pebbles bejewelled with colourful smooth glass stones - a remnant from the days when the town was famed for its glass factory.

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Alnmouth Beach

Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland


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In a wide sandy bay at the mouth of the River Aln and on the fringes of a characterful little village is spectacular Alnmouth Beach.

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Crimdon Beach

Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, County Durham


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Close to two nature reserves and just moments away from the holiday park that shares its name, Crimdon Dene Beach is a lovely long stretch of golden sand.

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Coastal Holiday Parks in the North East

Fishing on the rocks near Church Point

Church Point

Total peace

A different kind of park with no entertainment or facilities, just total relaxation

Sandy Bay facilities

Enjoy all the facilities, activities and entertainment at nearby Sandy Bay Holiday Park

Hit a hole in one

Pack your golf clubs and play a round on the nearby golf course

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Rockpooling at Cresswell beach

Cresswell Towers

Beach fun

Stroll to nearby Druridge Bay Beach to enjoy beach games and sandcastle contests

The Tower Tavern

Head to The Tower Tavern for tasty family meals after a fun-filled day

Swim time

Join the kids for a dip in the heated indoor pool

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The dunes and beach at Crimdon Dene

Crimdon Dene

Durham’s Heritage coastline

Enjoy amazing views and pretty walks in this attractive area

Rides on the beach

Make dreams come true with a pony ride on the beach

Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

Bring the family together and enjoy a tasty meal in the on-park restaurant

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The seafront at Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay

Relax by the lake

Stroll around the beautiful lake and watch the Koi Carp swimming

Super entertainment

Grab a drink and let the Teamstars keep you entertained with fun-packed shows

Family swim

Enjoy swimming, whatever the weather, in the heated indoor pool

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The seafront at Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

Nature walks

Take a walk through the park’s nature reserve. Remember your camera for those wildlife shots

Children’s playground

The kids will sleep soundly after tiring themselves out at the outdoor play area

Family swim

Satisfy hungry tummies at the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant or Food Choice Takeaway

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