Northumberland Beach Walks

Posted on 20/04/2016

BBC Countryfile Magazine recently shared their pick of Northumberland’s 5 best beaches, so here at ViewRanger, we’ve decided to share our top walks in these sandy spots!

1. Bamburgh Castle Beach (£)

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 4.53 miles

By Walkingworld Ltd

Bamburgh Castle is the main feature of this historical beach. Take a walk along the golden sand and admire the view out to sea or the surfers that might be riding the waves.

Best for: History buffs and families.  

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2. Newton-by-the-Sea (£)

Difficulty: Medium

Length: 3.02 miles

By Walkingworld Ltd

This coastal pub walk gives you amazing views over Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle. It takes you to a bird reserve on the way, giving the route a real mix of sights and sounds.

Best for: Bird watchers and pub lunchers.

Download it here.

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3. Whitley Bay, St. Mary's Lighthouse (£)

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 6.63 miles

By Walkingworld Ltd

This great walk takes you to one of the well-known landmarks along the North Tyneside coast. Make sure you time your walk correctly so you can cross the causeway to St Mary’s island, if not, then take it in from a distance.

Best for: The causeway crossers

Download it here.

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4. Alnmouth Beach (£)

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 4.03 miles

By Walkingworld Ltd

An easy looped route that takes you along the banks of the River Aln, before joining the coastal path where you can take in some views out to sea. Pop down to the sand for some dune walking on those sunny days.

Best for: The river ramblers 

Download it here.

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5. Druridge Bay

Difficulty: Medium

Length: 5.68 miles

By BBC Countryfile Magazine

This five-mile arc walk takes you along the finest stretch of dunes and unbroken sand in Northumberland. Take in the wildlife as you go, from the nearby nature reserves to the Cresswell pond, a site of special scientific interest.

Best for: The beach lover

Download it here.

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