Longhoughton Beach (Howdiemont Sands)
Longhoughton (also known as Howdiemont Sands and Burn Mouth) 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 Longhoughton beach, however this also means it never gets busy. 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.
Also known as:
Type of beach
Sand & rock
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
- Good fishing
- Rock pooling
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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Longhoughton Beach Reviews
This is my favourite beach in the UK. The only thing that could make it better is if an ice cream van could be at the top of the dunes for a few hours a day to serve ices and drinks. It’s practically perfect otherwise!