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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.
Beautiful beach and area
Foxtayl, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
We had coffee, walked along the beach for a good while and it is stunning. We then asked for information on a good local pub from staff and were given good friendly information and directions.
One of the best beaches in the UK.
Huge, beautiful and clean sandy beach with sheltered spots provided by the dunes. Not the warmest waters if you fancy a dip but plenty get themselves in there. (Maniacs!)
Lovely park on the doorstep
lynnealdy, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Love this place evening walks around the lakes, brilliant park for kids of all ages cafe selling coffee,teas with outside tables to watch the kids.water sports on the main lake Chinese bridge, fab place for finding Northumberland rocks. Highland cows around about the lake. So friendly.get yourself there
A lovely area with a great beach on the Northumberland Heritage coast. Great road from Lindisfarne down to Amble.
Great beach and lake
emagre, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Amazing day walking the dog, very untouched and unspoilt beach about 4 miles long very clean. Nice little cafe and the lake is piture perfect. Lovely way to kill a few hours.