Druridge Bay Country Park

Red Row
Druridge Bay
Northumberland
NE61 5BX

+44 01670 760968

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Overview

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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Coquetfest, Druridge Bay(Music & Dance)
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tripadvisor
22/02/2017

Windy but still mega


sulisk2016, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I will never get bored of this area. Lots to do and see. The pictures I add are also around the area.
tripadvisor
21/02/2017

Beautiful scenery with easy walks and access to a wonderul beach


Ken H, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This was our first visit on a cold but quiet day. The walks are easy and the visitor centre, although small, is fine for quiet days. I would imagine its a bit hectic with lots of visitors. There is easy access to the wonderful beach but the steps down are maybe a bit steep for some. A model tri-plane was being flown on the beach and it was great to see but on a busy day with more visitors and Pets it might be a problem but on the day it was good to watch. What a beach! The only downside, which is now a real problem with dog owners is that there was far too much Dog's mess lying around. Some was bagged and then left for someone else to clear up. This is becoming one of the most anti-social issues and it IS getting worse. Something more drastic needs to be done to stop this, maybe a roaming warden or CCTV to identify those irresponsible dog owners?
tripadvisor
13/02/2017

Great experience


Angela M,
This is a marvellous stretch of coastline 2 miles from the small town of Amble on the Northumberland coast. Perfect for families, dog walkers and anyone looking for an amazing walk. There is also a lake and visitors centre
tripadvisor
13/02/2017

Great outdoor experience


stephena934, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Great long beach to walk the dogs, or the family and blow the cobwebs off in winter. Dress to stay warm and enjoy spectacular sea views. Easy access.
tripadvisor
10/02/2017

Weekend away


Giffnock2,
By far the best beach in the area - and we visited Seahouses, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Embleton (second best). Nothing but perfect walking sand for miles
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