Looking out over Druridge Bay

Druridge Bay in Northumberland

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Infringed with rugged dunes, Druridge Bay has unspoilt coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, walkers and anyone wanting to breathe in the natural beauty of the Northumberland coast in a peaceful setting.

Pristine sand and drifting dunes

This stunning seven mile stretch of beach runs from bustling Amble to peaceful Cresswell, where the Northumberland Coast Path begins. As well as a pristine sandy beach, there are sand dunes and pools to explore and the 100-acre Ladyburn Lake fringed by picturesque woodland and tranquil meadows.

Druridge Bay has several nature reserves tucked away behind its wild dunes that are teeming with wildlife. Birdwatchers - grab your binoculars and look out for wintering wildfowl, teal and goldeneye. Other wildlife can be glimpsed here, and you can do some otter spotting as they can often be spied skimming the surface of the large lake.

As well as the Northumberland Coast Country Park, most commonly known as Druridge Bay Country Park, you can head to East Chevington and Cresswell to spot resident and migrating birds including graylag, pink-footed geese, and grasshopper warbler.

Gallop, wheel and surf your way through Druridge Bay, as horse riding, cycling and even watersports can all be enjoyed here. Test yourself and try windsurfing, canoeing or sailing courses on Ladyburn Lake. Let the kids have fun at the children's play area next to the Visitor Centre at Druridge Bay Country Park whilst you relax on the nearby picnic benches.

Find nearby accommodation in Amble, and plan your perfect weekend break, whether it's a cosy cottage stay in the winter months, or for a spring stay in the region.

Get to know the coast

Discover nearby bays, beaches and fishing villages that sit along the coast whilst you visit Druridge Bay. Explore tranquil sections of Northumberland’s coastline, quiet bays, bustling harbours with the best takeaway food spots for traditional fish and chips, fantastic seafood restaurants, pubs serving Sunday lunch and cafes and tearooms for a spot of afternoon tea in Northumberland.

Druridge Bay FAQs

Druridge Bay is located on Northumberland’s coastline, a hidden gem south of Amble running all the way down to Cresswell.

Druridge Bay beach  in Northumberland is a seven mile stretch of pristine coastline, perfect long walks, watersports and wildlife and birdwatching.

Druridge Bay has a fascinating history, being thought of as a possible landing place for German invasion during World War II. When walking along the sand, you can still see the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were installed there to protect our shores from the enemy. Druridge Bay is also renowned for being one of the best destinations in Northumberland for wildlife and birdwatching.

Druridge Bay has a lake within Druridge Bay Country Park and the coast is minutes away. Both are suitable for open water swimmers. For more information take a look at our watersports in Northumberland page.

Dogs are allowed on the beach at Druridge Bay all year round.  It is ideal to let their energy out on this great beach. Need more guidance on walking your four legged friend in Northumberland? Check out our dogs on Northumberland coast advice.

Parking at Druridge Bay Country Park, and just a short walk to the beach is free for the first hour (please display a ticket) Up to 2 hours - £2, Over 2 Hours - £4. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders, this is the case whether parked in a disabled bay or not. Please display your badge.

There are many paths within the Druridge Bay Country Park, taking you round the lake, through the woodland and along the dunes. The walk around the lake is approximately, 1.5 miles. Need more inspiration for walking and hiking in Northumberland? Take a look at our guide to the best short walks in Northumberland.

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