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. From harbour towns of Hartlepool to the dramatic beaches of the Durham Heritage coast, this part of the coast is not to be missed. Walk the coastal path or explore the rich history of the area.

Full List of Durham Beaches

Do you know the name of the beach you are looking for? From Seham Hall (Glass Beach) to North Gare. See our full list of beaches in Durham in alphabetical order.

Coastal Events

Events and Festivals

Coastal events in Durgam for your diary

  • Food Festivals
  • Sailing
  • Sporting Events

Common Questions

Yes, lots! Blackhall Rock and Seaham beach have miles of golden sandy beach.

Glass Beach, (or Seaham Hall beach) as the name suggests is famous for sea glass collecting.

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.

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