The Beach Guide

Keel Head Beach (Holy Island)

Keel Head Beach (Holy Island) - Northumberland

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A remote sandy beach on the northern coast of Holy Island. Sitting in the lee of Emmanuel Head the beach here is easily located by the huge white pyramid shaped navigation tower that warns shipping of the hidden reefs off the coast here.

Backed by high sand dunes this beach has a secluded feel to it and is as likely to be visited by walkers and birdwatchers as beach-goers.

As you might expect, given its wild feel, there is nothing in the way of facilities here.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Responsible dog owners are welcome on the reserve but dogs must be kept on a lead or at heel at all times (even on the beaches) to avoid disturbance to our birds and grazing livestock. These byelaws help protect the reserve.

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Nearest town

Berwick-upon-Tweed

OS grid ref.

NU 1354 4350

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