Seaton Sluice Beach (Collywell Bay)

Seaton Sluice Beach - Northumberland
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Seaton Sluice is a coastal village at the mouth of the Seaton Burn.  It has a small, sleepy harbour and a number of pubs, shops and places to eat.

The wide, sandy beach just north of here forms the southern end of a long strip of sand, backed by grassy dunes, which links Seaton Sluice to Blyth.
A path leads through the dunes, where a variety of plant and animal life can be spotted.

On the other side of the harbour mouth is Collywell Bay, a mixture of sand and rocks backed by a high wall. This is a popular spot with anglers.

Activities here include bathing and surfing, but generally this is a quiet spot, especially on weekdays.

Parking spots can usually be found along the A193, adjacent to the dunes.  There is a car park with toilets by the roundabout where the A190 intersects with the A193.

Also known as:

Collywell Bay

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing


  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Picnic area

Nearest town

Whitley Bay


NE26 4HQ

OS grid ref.

NZ 3398 7645

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Seaton Sluice Beach Reviews


Jul 31st 2020

love the beach nice place to walk when its hot and take the dog and nice place to have drink