The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Northumberland

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Northumberland as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Northumberland is Bamburgh Castle. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Northumberland just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Bamburgh Castle Beach © Karen Roe | BY-SA

    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 place to go for long, wind-swept walks at any time of year. The water temperatures…

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  • Newbiggin - South Beach © Helen Wilkinson | BY-SA

    2. Newbiggin - South Beach

    Newbiggin, which was once a thriving mining and fishing town, lies on the Northumberland coast, to the east of Ashington. The town, which still has a fleet of small, traditional fishing boats, features a curved bay, the southern end of…

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  • Seahouses Beach © Richard West | BY-SA

    3. Seahouses Beach

    Seahouses lies on the Northumberland coast approximately mid-way between Bamburgh Castle and Beadnell. The town has excellent amenities and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. The small harbour was built in the late…

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  • Druridge Bay (South) © Richard Dawson | BY-SA

    4. 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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  • Newbiggin - North Beach © Ds Pugh | BY-SA

    5. Newbiggin - North Beach

    Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small seaside town, just up the coast from Newcastle. It has a long association with mining and fishing and today the town still has its own fleet of traditional small fishing vessels. The town is also home to…

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  • Cambois - South Beach © Les Hull | BY-SA

    6. Cambois - South Beach

    This forms the southern end of the long stretch of sand running north from Blyth Harbour to the River Wansbeck estuary. A small rocky island known as The Rockers lies just opposite the area of beach backed by Blyth Harbour. Until the local…

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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach © Alexander P Kapp | BY-SA

    7. Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed has a sandy beach which lies to the north of the mouth of the River Tweed. The river mouth is separated from the beach by a long pier which has a lighthouse at the end overlooking the beach and surrounding area. The…

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  • Cocklawburn Beach © Andrew Curtis | BY-SA

    8. Cocklawburn Beach

    This stunning, sand and rock, beach, backed by grassy dunes, lies on the North Sea coast, between Berwick and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. The rural beach is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,…

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  • Cresswell Beach © John Darch | BY-SA

    9. 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…

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  • Seaton Sluice Beach © Michael Preston | BY-SA

    10. 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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