Beaches To Visit In Northumberland
Published: Friday 27th May 2016
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
Northumberland is marked as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast. It is easy to see why with its undulating coastline of vast sandy beaches, glistening waters and magnificent views. The beaches are breath-taking whenever you visit, but with the summer months fast approaching, get ready to feel the sand between your toes and enjoy them at their best.
Here is a guide to some of Northumberland’s best beaches.
Beadnell beach is a hub of excitement with windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and sailing available to enjoy from its shores. You can also do some excellent wreck diving in the murky depths of the coast at this beach. Beadnell beach is easily accessed as it is close to the village.
This is a great family beach that has the town of Seahouses on its doorstep. This makes it a popular choice for those with young children as food and toilets are close by. The Farne islands can be seen from Seahouses beach and makes fantastic scenery in which to enjoy a picnic, traditional fish and chips on the seafront or even a beach BBQ. There are also boat trips that will take you around the Farne Islands where you can see some of the 150,000 seabirds that inhabit the islands alongside the grey seals.
Bamburgh is within walking distance up the coast and there are rocks next to the war time ammunition hut where you can find the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
Grace Darling Holidays has 40+ self-catering holiday cottages located in Seahouses, some of which are available for late deals. These cottages provide a great base for visiting Seahouses beach, as well as the other beaches in the region. Whatever type of holiday you are looking for – whether building sandcastles on the beach, rock pooling, and horse riding or cycling – you will find it here!
The adventure begins before you even get onto Bamburgh beach. There are impressive dunes to wind your way through, great for some dunes sledging, before you emerge onto the great shoreline and walk on the front. Bamburgh beach is a quiet beach and offers fantastic views of Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island to the North.
Cheswick beach is one of the biggest beaches on the Northumberland coast. It is a great beach for walkers to explore as it is backed by sand dunes and speckled with black rocks. On a clear day you can see past Berwick to the Scottish Border in the north and in the south you can see Holy Island.
Low Newton Beach
The beautiful village of Low Newton is home to one of the region’s best secret hideaway beaches ‘Football Cove’. The popular and well-loved Ship Inn restaurant is located in Low Newton Village so you can also make a visit there to sample some seafood delights in this almost completely National Trust owned area of Northumberland.
Embleton Bay is home to the rugged and majestic remains of Dunstanburgh Castle on its southern sands and its north sands are home to the ‘Vanishing Rock’. The rock bears the name of a Scottish pirate who was killed in a battle at sea with the English in 1511. Embleton Bay has a rich history of piracy. This beach is also a great place to go to see wildlife as the dunes are home to bluebells and cowslips which make a fantastic haven for birds.