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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.
Love this place!
Tu R, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Right on the doorstep, lovely mooch around the lake or nice stretch of beach if you prefer one or the other, or both. A little drop of sanctuary for everyone. Great for families and dogs.
Nice walk great to just do nothing but walk your dog
I took my children and dog there on Saturday it's fine it's very open near the beach and red squirrels to spot . . Ice cream van very expensive more than London prices and a better shop could be on site .. Dog loved it .. More poo waste bins needed please . Water taps could be set up from joggers and pets to refill bottles .
Bill R, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Great walk around the lake and also good walk along the Beach.Great venue to visit as you can have Beach and Country next to each other,currently free parking.
Open Water swimming in the lake ...
deepfreezevegan17, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Great place to do some open water swimming in the lake. A few triathlon teams train here and there are various 'on the water' sports going on most the time, folk in kayaks, wind surfing, paddleboats and small boats on the lake. Very pleasant place to visit.
durhammegagirl, Durham, United Kingdom
Been visiting the Country Park for some years now, very nice plenty of easy walks and it has been improved over the years