The Best Beaches in Northumberland
Boasting large stretches of soft golden sand, gently rolling waves and gorgeous scenery dotted with ancient castles and landmarks, the Northumberland coast offers an amazing experience to holidaymakers.
Despite its obvious beauty, the region is still something of a hidden holiday gem. With few visitors and plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy, the Northumberland Coast is a peaceful paradise that’s perfect for all kinds of breaks. Families will find plenty of fun on the sand, the scenery is the ultimate backdrop to a romantic escape and your four-legged friends will adore the open space.
Stay at Landal Kielder Waterside and you have all this beauty on your doorstep. Here are our picks for the best beaches in Northumberland.
The soft dune-backed sands, clear waters and dramatic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle make this an unforgettable beach to visit. Dog-friendly, it’s perfect for a walk – though it may be a little windswept! Enjoy views out to the Farne Islands and spot wildflowers when you return from a wander.
With seven miles of stunning sand this magnificent beach offers a welcome challenge for your legs and a wonderful feast for your eyes. Needless to say, it’s a paradise for walkers and active entertainment seekers. You can find all kinds of stunning nature running alongside, with sheltered woodland and nature reserves galore.
If you like to admire the beauty of nature without losing your creature comforts then this beautiful beach is perfect. Close to Alnwick, the village of Alnmouth offers a charming experience filled with fascinating history and heritage – along with plenty of places for food and drink. The beaches are simply idyllic, with long stretches of sand, incredible nature and very few crowds.
The town of Seahouses is one of Northumberland’s most popular destinations. Here you can take a boat out to the beautiful Farne Islands, spotting the resident puffins, seals and more. Back on shore you can find plenty of seaside entertainment and lovely long stretches of sand to enjoy.