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Blyth South Beach

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Blyth South Beach - Northumberland

© Francis Rozier

Blyth South is a long, wide, golden stretch of sandy beach, backed by a system of sand dunes which are a haven for wildlife and a designated area of Special Nature Conservation.

When it comes to activities, visitors are also well catered for at Blyth South. Bathing is a popular pastime here in the summer, whilst the waves bring surfers to the area. There is a surf school on the beach.
The beach also has a zone for water sports such as jet-skiing, and a yachting club. During the winter, anglers flock to the beach for the excellent fishing opportunities.

Lucky visitors may spot marine wildlife such as dolphins, seals, or porpoises from the beach as they are known to frequent the area.

Parking is available towards the northern end of the beach on the edge of the town of Blyth, at the Mermaid Car Park, off the B1329. Further facilities such as toilets, a café, and a children’s play area can also be found here. The beach can be accessed down a slipway. A smaller car park can be found along Beach Way, a little closer to the centre of Blyth. From here, the beach is backed by a promenade and a grassy area to the south, past the Mermaid Car Park as far as the sand dune system.

A pier marking the mouth of the River Blyth and the wall of Blyth Harbour sits at the northern end of the beach. The town centre is about half a mile north of the beach and has many facilities such as shops and places to eat.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Childrens play area
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire
  • Promenade

Nearest town



NE24 3PL

OS grid ref.

NZ 3219 7954

Water quality

Water quality star rating