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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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rubyandmedogwalking, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This park is great. Lots of places to walk but great stop off if walking along the coastal path. Great walk between amble and cresswell. Cafe is basic but nice and dog friendly
Beautiful Park and Beach
Sarah-Lou2014, Manchester, United Kingdom
We visited here twice during our stay in Amble with our 7 month old son. The first time was for the weekly parkrun which is 2 laps around the lake. The route was suitable for running with a running pram and is one of the most scenic parkruns I've done. We came back another afternoon and visited the beach which is beautiful and unspoilt. We again walked around the lake and went to the park with our baby. A great place to visit.
What s lovely beach. The dunes are fantastic, but but not as fantastic as this review about some sand and cold water.. the beach is kept really clean and the staff are really friendly. You'll not find any sharks in this water!! If you do, swim, swim fast...
Lovely lake, nice cafe
Deepfriedmarsbar, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Walk around the lake, go for a cuppa, and afterwards go for a walk on the beach, which is very close. There's a parkrun here Saturday mornings.
Tranquillity on our doorstep
zoeandpaul2013, Morpeth, United Kingdom
We come here on a weekly basis for walks around the lake. Mostly clean and tidy. Sometimes dog poo lying around or bags of poo in the nearby trees. It's the only thing that can spoil it. Lots of wildlife including swans and a heron. Lovely lake and lots of space to let and dogs run around. Recently refurbished play park looks fun. Opportunities for paddlesports. One of our favourite walking spots just on our doorstep.