Easington Beach

Easington Beach - County Durham
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This small beach lies on the Durham Heritage Coast, approximately mid-way between Sunderland and Hartlepool.  The terrain is a mixture of sand and shingle and the beach is backed by cliffs and dunes.  There are views from the beach along the rocky coastline and out towards the North Sea. The beach, which is usually fairly quiet, is used by sea anglers and fossil hunters. 

Access to the beach from the car park is via a set of steps which wind gently down the cliffs. The England Coastal Path runs nearby and there are a choice of walks in the area. 

The former mining town of Easington Colliery lies beyond the cliffs on the other side of the coast road. Some scenes from the film Billy Elliot were shot here, using 400 locals as extras.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing

Nearest town




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NZ 4442 4397

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Easington Beach Reviews


Aug 13th 2020

It’s a lovely beach. Not really for swimming but a peaceful day out by the sea. A bit of a walk which keeps the people down. You find sea glass every time you look down. We drove 2 hours and spent the day. We will make that drive again. Thanks for having us.