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Druridge Bay is a living landscape, rich in wildlife and with big plans for the future. The bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand running from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle walk, paddle and surf. Today there is just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past.
In the 19th century coal was mined nearby and during World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion. You can still see the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores. If you enjoy sailing you can launch your own boat on the park's lake.
Within the park you will also find a series of smaller nature reserves home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe. The bay has its own partnership which body is currently working to raise money to improve it further and turn Druridge into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.
Druridge Bay Country Park has all the amenities you will need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children's play area. The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition, 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes offer ample space to get away from it all.
Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling. For further details on any of the events contact the Park staff at Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland. NE61 5BX. Normal Car Parking charges apply throughout the year.
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Janet L, Worcester, United Kingdom
Completely unspoiled beach extending for miles. Dog friendly too. easy to find, no problems parking. The beach was incredibly clean, very close to eshott hall where we were staying
Hi great place to walk.miles of fantastic sandy beach nice and clean.nice cafe to get a snack.would recomend to blow away those cobwebs.
LuJam, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Great walk around this lake with beautiful scenery, plenty of wildlife with beach nearby and easily accessible.
Lovely dog walking area
kris588, Ripon, United Kingdom
We visited here when staying nearby as a great place to walk the dog. It is a great park and lake area which borders the fabulous beach so a superb dog friendly beautiful area.
Lovely walk along the beach
CheshireMatt, Nantwich, United Kingdom
A great place to stop for a walk along the beach without any crowds. Ample parking and if you prefer there is a large lake to walk around. We went for the beach though as you can't beat gazing out to the open sea, particularly on a crisp autumn day. Popular with dog walkers there is also a visitor centre with toilets be cafe , though the cafe is only open at the weekends during the off season.