Here in the North East, we have some fantastic beaches right on our doorstep. You could take a trip to the calming Druridge Bay with a scenic walking route or visit the vibrant South Shields and embrace your inner child at the theme park. There’s really something for everyone.
There couldn’t be a better time to visit the beach, with a heatwave predicted in the next few weeks. Only the best beaches have made this list, which will guarantee a great day out.
Druridge Bay Beach, Morpeth
A stunning addition to the Northumberland Coastline, Druridge Bay is definitely a favourite here at Listed and probably one of only a few beaches in the UK where it really feels like you’re abroad. If you park at the beach it’s only a short walk before you’ll be running down the spectacular sand dunes and making the most of the fresh sea air. You can also park at the visitor centre, which has a picnic area and is only about a 20-minute walk from the beach.
Seaham is home to another great beach. It has some fascinating caves that are definitely worth exploring as you walk along. There’s parking on the top and it’s a downhill walk to the beach from there. If you then head back up, past the car park, there’s a selection of eateries close by, including Downey’s Fish and Chips and Lickety Split. You could also head down to Seaham Harbour (we recommend the Pancake Kitchen!).
Longsands Beach, Tynemouth
There’s never a dull moment at Longsands, from having its own beach café, Crusoe’s, with deckchairs outside (we love it there) to its very own surf school, you definitely won’t be bored. It’s also worth exploring the path along the top, which isn’t far from the town centre, has excellent views of the beaches and, to top it all off, there’s a fantastic Aquarium nearby.
Sandhaven Beach, South Shields
Another beautiful place, visitors from all over the North East and further afield rush to Sandhaven Beach during the summer months. It’s probably worth arriving early, which usually guarantees a spot, as it can get pretty crowded on hot days. You don’t even have to spend the whole day on the beach. You can head to the theme park and amusements, or, if you fancy a calmer day, there’s a nearby park which has boats, a café and a huge picnic area.
Seaburn Beach, Sunderland
Seaburn has a magnificent coastal route, making it suitable for all seasons. You can take a walk along the path that neighbours the beach or simply sit and soak up the sun. It’s also worth visiting the eateries there too, with Stack being a recent addition to this vibrant seaside town. Stack has a number of street food eateries, bars and cafes to choose from.
Which of these beaches do you think you’ll be visiting next? Get in touch and let us know!