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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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Lovely expansive Lake walk & great for dogs
mmmakin, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Really love this place, well kept with lots of parking and access to Druridge Bay. Perfect for dog walking and the parking is reasonably priced at £1.60 for two hours £3.00 for all day (i think) although you could do as I did on a few occasions park at the beach and walk though. Depends on how far you want to walk and if you want to save pennies! The dog and I were out for hours so it suited us. There are toilets and a small basic cafe along with information on things to do in the area.
Relax in natures bay by the sea.
Druridge bay is a beautiful excursion in Northumberland. The Country park is modern and we'll staffed. There are loads of walks around the country park, and there is a path, which goes down to the sea, hence the name, Druridge Bay. It was brisk when we went there, but the beach in the bay is absolutely fantastic. You can spend a good couple of hours exploring around the area, perfect for dog walking. There are plenty of birds to see and you may catch a glimpse of a dolphin in the bay. Perfect for a nature walk, plus getting some fresh air in the kids..
Beautiful stretch of coast
Mazza101, Ashington, United Kingdom
This whole stretch of coast right from Cresswell up past Beadnell Bay is just so beautiful and Druridge Bay is no exception. The added bonus of Druridge Bay Country park are the facilities and plenty of parking close by. Beautiful!
katehall42, Preston, United Kingdom
We visited recently whilst staying in the area. Beautiful country park for lovely walks and a great beach to stroll along.
Space and fresh air - LOVELY
Allan B, Northumberland
My 12 year daughter loves going to this place and climbing trees. Lots of places to walk and various activities on during the year.