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.

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    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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    2. Embleton Bay

    Embleton Bay is a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Running behind the beach is the Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club and a little way beyond this the medieval village of Embleton. This section…

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    3. Longhoughton Steel Beach

    Longhoughton Steel is a lovely remote beach made up of sand, shingle and rocks. At low tide it is wide and predominantly sandy, but much of the sand is covered as the tide comes in. The beach is an excellent spot to explore rock pools,…

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    4. Alnmouth Beach

    Alnmouth beach sits in a wide sandy bay at the mouth of the River Aln (hence the name!). On the north bank of the river, behind the beach is the pretty little village of Alnmouth, a clutch of elegant red-roofed houses that almost spills…

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    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. 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 beyond.…

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