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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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A most enjoyable walk
alison s, Dronfield, United Kingdom
What a good area to visit, we had a most enjoyable walk all the way around the lake, our dog did enjoy himself! Very well cared for area. we called in the cafe for a cup of tea,very busy, it must be used by a lot of locals when they have been out walking their dogs.
A lovely Place
Mikey_P7, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
I was with my partner and her family dog walking along the beach and a little bit through the country park. We stopped of at the visitors center cafe for tea and coffee. The cafe is great with friendly staff and is well priced for tea and coffee. The area as a whole is a beautiful part of the world and definitely worth a visit.
Sunday afternoon visit
Love this place when the sun is shining reflecting on the lake. Cafe is ok for hot drinks but never had any food yet. Best country park in Northumberland by far
Such a stunning location. Really well cared for and beautiful. Great routes for dog walking and local pubs let you sit outside afterwards for a small refreshment 😉
Newcastle9959, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
There is the option to go to either the lake or the beach, I often walk around the lake. There is well established paths it's very easy to walk around. Popular with cyclists, runners and dog walkers. In the summer months there is often a ice cream van in the car park. Bonus.