Durham Beaches

Durham Beaches

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a day trip with the kids. Use our coastal holiday guide to discover beautiful Durham beaches.

Find your favourite Durham Beaches

The Durham Heritage Coast looking out over the North Sea is a favourite with nature lovers and popular sea angling destination. Once known as the ‘Black Beaches’ the coastline has been transformed into an area of stunning natural beauty brimming with wildlife. Enjoy the beaches of Seaham, Peterlee and Hartlepool. Walk the coastal path or explore the rich history of the area.

Explore beaches in Durham with our North East Coast beach guide.

Start at the first beach in Durham. Then ‘Next beach’ to follow the coastline. Have fun!

Full List of Durham Beaches

Do you know the name of the beach you are looking for? See our full list of beaches in Durham in alphabetical order.

Know the name of the beach you are looking for? See the full list of beaches in Durham in alphabetical order.

Blackhall Colliery Beach

Blackhall Colliery Beach is a stunning stretch natural coastline part of the Durham Coast National Nature…

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Blackhall Rocks Beach

Blackhall Rocks Beach is a stretch sandy beach backed by coastal cliffs, popular with nature lovers…

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Blast Beach

Blast Beach in Durham is a lovely natural beach teaming with wildlife. It has undergone a complete rejuvination

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Chemical Beach

Chemical beach is on the south side of Seaham Harbour.

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Crimdon Beach

Crimdon Beach on the Durham Heritage Coast, once home to thriving 1950’s holiday resort, is a unspoilt…

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Easington Beach

Easington beach small shingle and rocky stretch on the Durham Heritage Coast. Easington Beach attracts fossil hunters, walkers and nature lovers

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Glass Beach

Glass beach is backed by the 5 star award winning spa hotel, Seaham Hall and attracts sea glass hunters from far and wide.

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Hartlepool Beach

Hartlepool Beach is in a fascinating harbour town and headland on the Durham coast. Visit the Hartlepool’s…

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Hawthorn Beach

Hawthorn Beach on the Durham coast is a small quiet beach backed by woodland. Off the beaten…

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North Gare Beach

Walk along the sand dunes and enjoy the natural surroundings of North Gare beach. There are lots of trails through the dunes

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Seaham Beach

Seaham is a long stretch of sandy beach running north from Seaham Harbour on on Durham’s Heritage…

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Seaton Carew Beach

Award winning Seaton Carew Beach between Hartlepool and the mouth of the River Tees, has a…

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Slope Beach

Slope beach is a small sheltered sandy beach in Seaham Harbour and is popular with both visitors and locals.

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Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.




Overlooking the coast UK

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

Enjoy the beautiful Durham coast.

Explore other areas with our UK Beach Guide

Explore the miles of UK coastline with popular seaside destinations, coastal walks and water sports. Stop off at a beach for the day or walk or cycle the Coastal Trail.

NORTHUMBERLAND

From local seafood at Craster beach to sandy beaches and coastal castles Northumberland Beaches have a lot to offer.

YORKSHIRE

Home to famous Scarborough Beach to the Dinosaur Coast in Runswick Bay there is lots to see and do along the Yorkshire Coast.

TYNE & WEAR

Enjoy the beautiful family friendly Tyne & Wear coast with broad golden sandy beaches stunning natural scenery and rich history.

EAST RIDING

Great for weekends away at the beach, the East Riding coast has plenty of sightseeing as well as water sports destinations.

DURHAM

Visit the the Durham Heritage Coast looking out over the North Sea, from Sandy Crimdon beach to sites of Special Scientific Interest.