Cresswell Beach

Set on the southern edge of Druridge Bay is Cresswell beach. The sandy beach here is one of the best on the Northumberland coast.
The gently sloping sand is backed by extensive sand dunes and can seem to go on forever at low tide. At this state of tide there are also a few rocky patches are exposed - these offer some great rockpooling.

The beach at Cresswell never really gets busy and is largely unspoilt. Except for the height of the summer there is a fair chance you will only see the occasional dog walker.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

Northumberland dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town



NE61 5LA

OS grid ref.

NZ 2903 9396


Parking available close to the beach.

Submit a correction

Cresswell Beach Reviews

Feb 22nd 2022

love this place - been going annually for about 42 years- you want peace and quiet, stunning views, this is the place to be.

Fantastic spot!

Nov 03rd 2021

A beautiful beach; perfect for families and dogs during the day, almost deserted at night and early morning. Unspoilt with no commerce or carparks visible from the beach. Really amazing views with a lovely local cafe nearby. Would be perfect for a holiday home!

Wild beach

Louise Allen
Sep 04th 2021

I am currently sat by the dunes at this beach, there is a beautiful wide open vista, golden sand, crashing waves, just a few walkers n dogs perfect!  Lovely ice cream n coffee shop in Cresswell to pop in too.

Our family beach

david cowton
Aug 12th 2021

Our family lived near this beach since the early part of the 20th century. I played and camped there as a child and now I take my Grandchildren there. It is still as beautiful and unspoilt as ever and I hope it stays that way for my Grandchildren’s Grandchildren.

Favourite beach in Northumberland

Jul 21st 2021

Beautiful beach and fab Cafe beside it.  Northumberland coastal walk too.


Kara Party
Jul 18th 2021

A beautiful dog friendly , clean beach. One of the hottest days of the year so far and still not too busy. Great for a chilled out Sunday

Jun 23rd 2020

A stunning family friendly beach.

What did we get wrong?