The Perfect British Beach Holiday

Published: Thursday 25th May 2017

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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You don’t need to jump on an aeroplane to find a beautiful, golden beach because there are a multitude of them right here in the UK. Northumberland is not only a county with a strong history but it also holds a vast array of beaches that attract thousands of holiday-goers every year. Here are a handful of beaches that you must see on your visit to Northumberland.

Coves Haven Beach (Holy Island)

This delightful beach is just one of several on Holy Island and it is one to visit if you like a small, secluded beach that rarely sees any visitors. This sandy beach can be found on the north side of the Island and it is framed with sand dunes and steep cliffs which are both fantastic wind protectors. This beach will at like your own private beach and the whole family can enjoy its scenery for hours on end by playing in the sea and, once the tide is out, exploring all of the rock pools that have been left behind. This is a wonderful hidden treasure.

Bamburgh Castle Beach

Situated near holiday cottages, Bamburgh Castle Beach is steeped in history with it being a Norman stronghold once upon a time. Bamburgh Castle Beach has graced the beach since the century 500AD with the current build dating back to the 1100’s. You can explore the castle and discover its extensive collection of coats of arms, weapons and suits of armour. Today, it stands gloriously over with a view of the sand and sea and framed by sand dunes. This beach is also perfect for family trips with an expansive beach and waves that may remain cold all year around but it doesn’t stop the little ones from splashing in its waters. If you’re a keen surfer, the waves here are perfect and the most consistent over the whole coastline. If you’re new to surfing or fancy giving it a try, simply book yourself a lesson and hire a surf boat on the beach itself.

If you head north, you will find yourself at Stags Rocks which is unsurprisingly called this due to its painting of a white stag on the rocks. The little ones will love this area with the vast amount rock pools and its petite lighthouse.

Cresswell Beach

This beach has been dubbed one of the best beaches in Northumberland. It can be found just passed Druridge Bay and it is simply breathtaking with an array of sand dunes and a golden trail that seems to lead on forever. It is a beach which rarely gets busy, even when the sun is shining which is surprising with so much to do there  with many rock pools to choose from when the tide is out. It is a favourite with residents and their dogs who love to take a stroll and take in the views; they may be the only sign of life you will see if you choose to spend your day in Cresswell Bay. 

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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