The Links Beach

The Links Beach - Northumberland
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This expansive sandy beach is the most westerly of three on Holy Island\‘s remote, north coast. It is also the most exposed, taking the brunt of the waves and weather the North Sea can throw at it.

However, if it is space you are after then there is plenty of that; when the tide goes out the beach here stretches all the way to Goswick Sands on the mainland. The island end of the beach has a slightly cosier feel as it backs up against the sand dunes and cliffs of Snipe Point. Here you will also find a plethora of rock pools when the tide goes out.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Rock pooling

Nearest town


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NU 1188 4361

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The Links Beach Reviews

Amazing beach

Aug 01st 2020

What is wrong with people that this beach gets. 3.5 stars. What do you want, an ice cream van? It’s beautiful.