Longhoughton Steel Beach

Longhoughton Steel Beach - Northumberland
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Longhoughton Steel is a lovely remote beach made up of sand, shingle and rocks. At low tide it is wide and predominantly sandy, but much of the sand is covered as the tide comes in. The beach is an excellent spot to explore rock pools, fish, or take a peaceful walk in a picturesque setting. It is also known for providing first-rate fishing opportunities. 

 Due to its remote location, there are no facilities at the beach. Parking is possible at the small village of Boulmer, along the coast, about half a mile south of the beach. There is a walking track that leads northwards to the beach from here, as part of a longer coastal path, offering excellent views of the wild coastline.

Facilities such as pubs, shops and places to stay can be found in nearby Boulmer.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling

Nearest town



NE66 3AL

OS grid ref.

NU 2640 1570


There is parking adjacent to the beach which is accessed via Crowlea Road. There is a donation of £1 required to access the beach parking - honesty box is at the farm.

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