Crimdon - Park Beach

Crimdon - Park Beach - County Durham
© Oliver Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Licence

This long, pleasant stretch of sandy beach, just north of Hartlepool, is named after the caravan parks that it backs on to. These are largely out of sight from the beach, sitting on the clifftops at the northern end. Further down the beach are sand dunes which form part of the Durham Coast National Nature Reserve.

Back in the 1950s Crimdon was one of the most popular spots on the coast with day-trippers from the working towns inland heading here in droves. Since then things have become a lot quieter. Usually quiet, there are some jaded reminders of the beach’s heyday along with talk of re-generation.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

County Durham dog friendly beaches »


  • Picnic area

Nearest town



TS27 4BW

OS grid ref.

NZ 4834 3733


Parking available next to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Submit a correction

Crimdon - Park Beach Reviews

Natural beauty

Jan 10th 2021

My local beach and the best around in my opinion. So quiet and naturally stunning. The dunes are lovely as is the dene