Northumberland Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 13 swimming beaches listed in Northumberland. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Bamburgh Castle ©

    1. Bamburgh Castle Beach

    Majestic Bamburgh Castle, once a Norman stronghold towers over the wide expanse of pristine, sandy beach, backed by sand dunes.

    Bamburgh Castle beach is a perfect…

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    2. Druridge Bay (South)

    Druridge Bay is the seven-mile long stretch of coastline, backed by an extensive dune system, between Amble in the north and Creswell in the south. This beach forms the section at the southern end of the bay, closest to Cresswell. The…

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    3. Cresswell Beach

    Set on the southern edge of Druridge Bay is Cresswell beach. The sandy beach here is one of the best on the Northumberland coast. The gently sloping sand is backed by extensive sand dunes and can seem to go on forever at low tide. At this…

  • Druridge Bay ©

    4. Druridge Bay (North)

    This beach forms part of a 7-mile long stretch of sandy coastline which curves gently round Druridge Bay, and is the part of the bay closest to the seaside village of Amble with its harbour, restaurants and "shopping pods". In spring and…

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    5. Seaton Sluice Beach

    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,…

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    6. Beadnell Bay

    Beadnell Bay is a wide, sandy beach in a horseshoe shaped bay just south of the village of Beadnell. The glorious golden sand, curves around the bay forming a natural harbour. To the rear of the beach are grassy sand dunes and fields…

  • Druridge Bay ©

    7. Druridge Bay

    Druridge Bay is a 7-mile stretch of golden sandy shoreline, backed by grassy dunes. The beach here runs south from Amble, all the way down to Cresswell. Along this part of the coast, which curves gently around a wide bay, are the remains…

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    8. Warkworth Beach

    Warkworth Beach is less than a mile away from historic Warkworth village, between Birling Carrs and Amble Breakwater. Visitors to the village often miss the beach, but those who make the trip are rewarded with a vast expanse of pristine,…

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    9. Blyth Beach

    Blyth South is a long, wide, golden stretch of sandy beach, backed by a system of sand dunes which are a haven for wildlife and a designated area of Special Nature Conservation. When it comes to activities, visitors are also well catered…

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    10. Spittal Beach

    Spittal lies on the Northumberland coast about half a mile south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Visitors have been coming here since the 18th century, when Spittal was a popular spa and bathing resort. The predominantly sandy beach is backed by…

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    11. Fishermans Haven Beach

    This lovely sandy beach has a reputation as being one of the cleanest in the area. Backed by rocks and grassy low rise cliffs, Fishermans Haven beach is located just a short walk from the historic town of Berwick-on-Tweed. There is a choice…

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    12. Newton Haven Beach

    Newton Haven, about 9 miles from Alnwick, is a vast sand and rock beach that is part of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    The beach is in a relatively sheltered bay, making it popular for swimming but…

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    13. Spittal - Quay Beach

    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…