Show / hide menu

Best beaches in County Durham

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in County Durham as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Durham is Crimdon - Park. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Durham just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Crimdon - Park Beach

    Crimdon - Park Beach

    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…

  • 2. Horden Beach

    Horden Beach

    A lot of coal spoil was dumped on Horden beach which is in the process of dispersing. This is a long beach backed by an extensive National Trust Area and bordered at it's south end by the picturesque Denesmouth.

  • 3. Blackhall Beach

    Blackhall Beach

    The beach at Blackhall is a fairly pleasant stretch of North Sea coast. Both clean and quiet, it is a far cry from how it was 40 years ago. Back in those days Blackhall beach was an apocalyptic vision of industrialization. The nearby Blackhall Colliery…

  • 4. Easington Beach

    Easington Beach

    A small sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs and dunes. Photo shows nearby Chourdon Point.

  • 5. Crimdon - South Beach

    Crimdon - South Beach

    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…

  • 6. Denemouth South Beach

    Denemouth South Beach

    Set at the mouth of the Castle Eden Dene valley Denemouth South joins three different National Nature Reserves together: the valley of the Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve, the northern end of the Durham Coast Nature Reserve and, to the south, the…