Crimdon - South Beach
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This long, sandy stretch of beach, is a pleasant stroll north of Hartlepool. Along with industrial relics, the backdrop is largely comprised of the greens of Hartlepool Golf Club. Beyond here are 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.