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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 Coves Haven. 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.

  • 1. Coves Haven (Holy Island)

    Coves Haven (Holy Island)

    This remote and little known sandy beach is located on the far (northern) side of Holy Island. Backed by high sand dunes there are steep cliffs at the eastern end, both of which provide shelter from the wind. As the tide goes out the sand gives…

  • 2. Bamburgh Castle Beach

    Bamburgh Castle Beach

    Sandy beaches, a few rocks, large sand dunes and beautiful views towards Farne Islands. Bamburgh lies on the Northumberland coast in an area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

  • 3. Seahouses Beach (North)

    Seahouses Beach (North)

    Seahouses is a historic fishing village with a small harbour. The extensive sands stretching north are backed by sand dunes and offer a peaceful and often empty beach location.

  • 4. Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach

    Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach

    A sandy beach on the Northern edge of the Long pier. A large expanse of rocks are exposed at high tide. Picture shows Berwick pier lighthouse.

  • 5. Cocklawburn Beach

    Cocklawburn Beach

    No details available. Beach authorities are invited to submit information using Submit New Beach on the Good Beach Guide homepage.

  • 6. Cresswell Beach

    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 state…

  • 7. Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beach

    Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beach

    The Harbour beach on Holy Island is the easiest to get to being on the shoreward side of the island. The beach itself isn't quite as pretty as the other expansive, sandy beaches in the area but there are great views of both 16th century Lindisfarne…

  • 8. Warkworth Beach

    Warkworth Beach

    A large expanse of golden sand backed by an extensive dune system. The beach is within a mile of the historic village of Warkworth.

  • 9. Keel Head Beach (Holy Island)

    Keel Head Beach (Holy Island)

    A remote sandy beach on the northern coast of Holy Island. Sitting in the lee of Emmanuel Head the beach here is easily located by the huge white pyramid shaped navigation tower that warns shipping of the hidden reefs off the coast here. Backed…

  • 10. The Links Beach

    The Links Beach

    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…