Cocklawburn Beach

Cocklawburn Beach - Northumberland
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This stunning, sand and rock, beach, backed by grassy dunes, lies on the North Sea coast, between Berwick and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

The rural beach is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area popular with walkers.  Both the Northumberland Coast Path and the National Cycle Route pass nearby.

In early summer, beautiful wild flowers can be seen along the paths behind the dunes.

This beach is a great spot to come for long, windswept walks, to admire the big, open sky and beautiful seascapes.  On clear days it is often possible to see Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle to the south of the beach.

As well as walkers, and families who come to enjoy the sand and rock pools exposed at low tide, this beach is also used by birdwatchers, surfers and kite surfers.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Kite surfing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Nearest town

Berwick upon Tweed


TD15 2SY

OS grid ref.

NU 0307 4848

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Cocklawburn Beach Reviews

So loved it

Jun 01st 2021

Very clean beach, the bairn loved playing on the rocks and the ice cream van was lovely.

Local dog walker

Apr 23rd 2020

Fabulous beach. Cows loose grazing during winter months so dog walkers beware!
Limited parking, best seen when tide low.

Gorgeous Beach

Louise K
Aug 16th 2023

Clean, dramatic, wild, beautiful, no litter.

Ali Young
May 05th 2023

Best beach ever! Great Views, great rock pools, great dunes!

Beach was lovely now is a disgrace

Feb 21st 2021

Local farmer lets cows out daily to roam all over beach and dunes it’s a disgrace . And should not be allowed . There was a young mother and child being chased by a cow . She was terrified. But nothing done about it


Oct 21st 2021

Fabulous beach but lost prescription sunglasses

Cocklawburn beach

Mar 13th 2021

The loose cows roaming around on this beach and dunes are very dangerous and intimidating indeed. We are amazed that the council permits it. They also eat the precious wild flowers.