Strolling on the beach

Explore Northumberland's coastline

Castles and coves
Admire blazing sunrises, 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

Northumberland has beaches that are some of the most beautiful, immaculate and quietest in the country, from the wide sweeping beach of Budle Bay, to the iconic and dramatic beach at Bamburgh. The Northumberland coast is just a short journey from Newcastle, with some of the most breathtaking and scenic spots to enjoy. 

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, with so many seaside attractions always nearby on your visit to Northumberland. Discover the quirks and charms of our traditional seaside towns and villages, with their fish shacks, sea-view pubs, and local takeaway fish and chip shops.

Low Newton-by-the-Sea

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. From cosy cottages, gift shops, art galleries and museums, there is so much to explore throughout our towns and villages. Plan your visit to Northumberland’s coast and discover some of the region’s hidden gem spots for weekend break or a family day out.



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