Ross Back Sands (Ross Beach)

Ross Back Sands - Northumberland
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Between Bamburgh to the South and Holy Island to the North, Ross Back Sands is around three miles of unspoiled dunes and beach.

A one mile walk from the nearest car parking, explains why so few visitors make it to Ross Beach.

Also known as:

Ross Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal ban during seabird breeding season (1st May - 30th September) Dogs are welcome on the reserve the rest of the year but 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.

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Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NU 1358 3983

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Ross Back Sands Reviews

Stunning beach

Issy B
May 03rd 2022

Beautiful stretch of white sand. Lindisfarne view to the left & Bamburgh to the right. Gannets & sanderlings visible. Hardly any people. Heavenly

Mar 08th 2022

Wonderful beach, great for relaxing walk, Seals and Bird life are plentiful.
Not too many people either.

Amazing remote place

Apr 05th 2023

Worth the long walk through the meadows, I have a question regarding seals. are they syaying there the whole year or in specific times?

Apr 02nd 2023

Worth the mile walk to get there.