Spittal - Quay Beach

Spittal - Quay Beach - Northumberland
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Spittal Quay lies close to the mouth of the River Tweed, immediately below Berwick-upon-Tweed.  The predominantly sandy, estuary beach is backed by a grassy area and a RNLI lifeboat station can be found immediately to the west.

The closest parking is at the end of Sandstell Road.  From here visitors have a choice of heading to the estuary beach, or taking the coastal footpath which heads south towards Spittal Promenade and beach.  There are plenty of wading and other birds to be seen in the area and if you are lucky, you might even spot a seal bobbing about offshore as you walk down the coast.

Facilities can be found in Spittal or in the ancient town Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed. and dog bins present.

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  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town

Berwick upon Tweed


TD15 1RE

OS grid ref.

NU 0036 5196


Parking available - charges apply. spaces for 100 cars

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Spittal - Quay Beach Reviews

Beautiful beach

Margaret Elliot
Jul 11th 2023

This is a beautiful beach for a walk. Dog friendly. Clean. Good local facilities.
We always head there when in the borders for our holidays. Our dogs love it and after our walk we head to the promenade cafe for a portion of chips.