Best Beaches in Northumberland

07 Oct 2022

Just because summer is nearly over doesn’t mean we can’t still sum up the best beaches in Northumberland. Of course, when we think of beaches, we think of sunny weather, but the beach is a gorgeous place to spend time year-round.

From beautiful vistas and skylines to simply being a wonderful place to walk the dog, escaping to the beach is one of life’s many little pleasures.

If you own a holiday home at Maguires Country Parks or are lucky enough to be embarking on a touring holiday this season at one of our Northumberland-based parks, it might be useful when planning your agenda to know the best beach spots.


Of course, we couldn’t begin our list of Northumberland’s best beaches without Bamburgh Beach ranking right at the top.

Featuring a vast expanse of lush golden sand framed by the majestic presence of Bamburgh Castle, it’s easy to see why it takes the trophy. Plus, the postcard-perfect village of Bamburgh is nearby for food and refreshments and several car parks.

Bamburgh Beach really is a perfect place to enjoy a long, wind-swept walk any time of the year!


A glorious stretch of sandy beach, with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle close by, Embleton Beach is a gem on the North East coastline.

Enjoy scenic walks to Newton-by-the-sea north and Craster south, with the pretty village of Embleton just a stone’s throw away.

If you’re an avid wildlife watcher, some of the bay’s nearby cliffs are a breeding ground for seabirds such as kittiwake, eider ducks and fulmars.

St Aidan’s

This beautiful stretch of sands boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands and holds a place close to the many amenities of Seahouses should you fancy a delicious hot chocolate, slice of cake or a browse of the eclectic range of shops.

Spittal Beach

Spittal village stands on the south bank of the Tweed and, because of its lovely sandy beach, became a seaside resort. The Victorian promenade and ‘Venetian’ pavilion, built in 1928, give the beach a traditional feel, and it is a popular place for a classic beach day.


A wide sandy bay at the mouth of the River Aln, behind you will find the pretty village of Alnmouth with a clutch of quirky red-roofed houses leading down to the sand.

Backed by vast expanses of dunes, discover a wealth of birds and other wildlife here. Alternatively, spend the day building sandcastles or galloping along the shoreline on horseback.

Book your touring spot or purchase a holiday or residential home with Maguires Country Parks. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team, who will be happy to help you plan your next getaway.

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