Tog24 are celebrating the great outdoors and why not! The Northumberland Coast covers over 62 miles and some of the best beaches in the UK.
With limited travel this summer there really is no better place to explore then Northumberland. The region has way more then the coastline. There are ample villages to visit for a spot to eat, shopping and plenty of places to stay.
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It’s important to remember that the UK’s weather can be changeable to put it mildly. It’s always important to carry a waterproof. I love this jacket as you can roll it up in the carry bag that comes with and it’s super easy to travel with.
TOP NORTHUMBERLAND BEACHES
Berwick Upon Tweed
The most northern point of Northumberland. Berwick Upon Tweed was once to contested border between England and Scotland and is now a beautiful coastal town packed full of history and charm.
The town is situated across the bridge on the hill, where it once defended it’s land and you can now roam the towns walls and cobbled streets. You can also head to the surrounding beaches for unspoiled fresh air and walks.
Bamburgh Castle and Beach
We can’t talk about the Northumberland coast without mentioned the award winning Bamburgh beach. Voted as Brits best seaside location in the UK. The long sandy beach is home to Bamburgh Castle with eye watering views across the coastal line. The drive up to Bamburgh on the coastal road gives you a snapshot of what to expect. When you are there you can explore the beautiful pubs and places to eat or head to the dunes for a bit of sand surfing, or the sea if you prefer!
Wherever you head along the coast of Northumberland, your not far from a castle. The coast of Embleton Bay is home to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. A brilliant beach to visit if you fancy some fresh air and only 8 minutes away from the pretty village of Alnwick too. This beach if often quiet with unspoiled sands and crystal clear waters.
A short walk from the car park and medieval village of Embleton. If you are looking for something more busy with somewhere to stop off to eat you can walk along the cliffs next to the ruins of the castle to the fishing village of Craster.
Druridge Bay has lots to offer. A bird watching dream and wildlife lovers can flock here all year long. It is home to the country park and a 100 acre lake that hosts an array of watersports, a popular place for outdoor swimming and sports fans. The beach has a stretch of 7 miles and there’s always a spot to sunbath and enjoy a beach party socially distanced. The country park has facilities unlike some others including a children’s play area, toilets and a cafe. This coastal spot has both beach and the park to offer with ample picnic spots if you don’t fancy eating your sandwiches in the sand.
Wherever you decide to visit in Northumberland you won’t be far from the beach. The weather in the UK and especially up North can turn very quickly so always be prepared with a waterproof. For tips on other places to visit aside from the beaches in Northumberland check out my blog for other posts.
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