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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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Fabulous to walk with the dog. Great little cafe for a warm cuppa and lunch. Play area for kids too.
655kimt, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I love this beach so much i have spent so many happy hours dog walking here ancient tree roots are showing at the moment.
This place is absolutely amazing. The views are so so nice. Really good for wildlife. It’s really fun on the beach because you get to roll down the sand dunes.
emilyc37ma, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Lovely for walking your dog, near to beach ,plenty of unspoilt countryside.To be enjoyed by all ages
Nice mixed day out for all family
Joe J, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nice day out for all ages. Accessible walk around the lake with stepping stones to cross on one side (there is a slightly longer route for those unable to cross by stepping stones). Large play area with cafe and toilets. Short walk to beach. Plenty of parking although there is a charge after the first hour being free (you may be able to park on the road outside car park for free but did not take the risk. Beach has no facilities nearby so it is for leisure walking etc.