Explore Northumberland's coastline

Castles and coves
Admire blazing sunsets, discover hidden bays, and relish superb seafood on our pristine coastline. Spot our castles standing guard along our dramatic shoreline, and explore more than 30 miles of barely-trodden beaches.

Seaside to soothe the soul


By telling you about our beaches, we're letting you in on a BIG secret. Often coined as ‘lesser-known’ and ‘hidden’, our wide, sweeping, immaculate beaches are some of the quietest in the country.

Don’t go anywhere without your dog? They're allowed on most of Northumberland’s beaches throughout the year. Take an invigorating beach walk while your four-legged friend paddles along the shore beside you, and Download the Northumberland Coast AONB dog walkers' guidance.

From castle-side coastline to dreamy bays and quiet coves, there is so much to experience. Discover the quirks and charms of our traditional seaside towns and villages, with their fish shacks, sea-view pubs, and local fish and chip shops.

 

A different kind of sandcastle

You won’t see more spectacular 'sandcastles' than in Northumberland's towns and villages. They dominate sand dunes, outshine beaches and look delightful at dusk.
Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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