Top 5 Beaches For A Spring Walk In Northumberland
Published: Thursday 28th Feb 2019
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
Northumberland is known for its fantastic coastline, so if you are visiting the area and staying in one of our Grace Darling Cottages this Spring, you may have some of these beaches on your go-to checklist! What is great about many of these beaches is that they are not overcrowded, and if you know where to go, this remains the case even in the Summer. You can take a good walk and contemplate life in the fresh air, whether on your own, with a partner on a romantic walk, or even with the kids and a dog! Just remember to bring your camera, as you will want to capture some of the beauty of the area.
#1 - The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Seahouses
You will find such fantastic scenery on this area of the country, whether looking inland or out to see. One reviewer said, “I completed the Indurance Life Marathon along this coastal path. Hardly felt the distance, because the views are so beautiful. Ran past three stunning castles, along soft sandy beaches for 20 kms.”
#2 - Embleton Bay – Alnwick
This beach is one of the finest ones in Northumberland. It is overlooked by Dunstanburgh Castle at one end - and by the village of Newton by the Sea at the other. It is also dog friendly so if you have a pet, you can bring them along to enjoy the views, too!
#3 - Ross Back Sands Beach – Bamburgh
This is a beautiful unspoilt beach and it is Lovely to be able to walk for miles without lots of people around, just enjoying the views. It is also dog friendly. Park where you can and walk about a mile to Ross Beach. You will find some fantastic sand dunes as you go. Why not head North to Holy Island or South to Bamburgh Castle. The views are fabulous!
#4 – Hallin Fell – Pooley Bridge, Penrith
This is a good beach if you have children. The paths are easy to follow to get to the top and there are amazing views all round. It can be steep in sections but still walkable! You need to take the Howtown Road from Pooley Bridge and either park just after the cattle grid, or drive up a narrow path to the car parking area by the church at the foot of the hill. You can get some beautiful views of the lake.
#5 - Warkworth Beach – Amble
Warkworth beach, from Amble to Alnmouth, is great for a walk in the Spring time. You can take a quiet walk along a lane, then a long expanse of beach, from Alnmouth down to the North Pier at Amble. You can then walk back up the track behind the dunes to see Barn Owls hunting in daylight hours. You may also spot some wildlife on the salt marsh.