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Northumberland Beach Guide

Visit the spectacular Northumberland coastline with more than 64km of beaches to explore! 

Northumberland is a historic county in the North East of England bordered by Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Scottish Borders.

For wildlife fanatics you will be sure to find plenty of sights! With an array of birds, mammals and exploring its surroundings full of incredible nature. One of the best wildlife experiences would be taking a boat trip to the Farne Islands, to see the UK's largest grey seal colony, and maybe even spot some dolphins and whales along the way!

Northumberland offers some of the best experiences for Stargazing due to its clear night/day skies and minimal light pollution, you can enjoy a breathtaking experience with around 2,000 bright diamond like stars shining against its dark black skies. 

You can enjoy the Northumberland Coast Path from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed and enjoy its 64 mile long coastline trail, and once you reach Berwick you can enjoy a rest at the promenade pier and take in the beautiful views including the Lighthouse. 

Northumberland has many historic castles spread along its coastline dating back to the 8th century, and it boasts over 70 castle sites to be exact. It was once known as the largest and most powerful kingdom in the British Isles.  The Norman lords decided to build castles to defend its border with Scotland and suppress rebellion. Among many other Castles to visit in Northumberland, here are a few of the most popular ones such as Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle. 

There are many incredible beaches in Northumberland to enjoy, some of the top rated beaches are Bamburgh Castle Beach, Newbiggin South Beach, Druridge Bay and Seahouses Beach.  

Other Beaches: Cambois South Beach, Cocklawburn Beach, Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach, Cresswell Beach, Alnmouth Beach, Blyth Beach, Beadnell Beach, Seaton Sluice Beach, etc.

PROS

  • Dogs are allowed on all beaches in Northumberland, except Newbiggin. 
  • Clear, blue waters and soft sandy beaches.

CONS

  • The weather up North can be unpredictable and a lot colder and wetter than other parts in the UK. The peak of the weather would be around July when it´s known to be the hottest!

Beaches In Northumberland

Blyth

Blyth Beach

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