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. Walk the coastal path or explore the rich history of the area.

Explore Durham beaches.

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Find your beach UK guide

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

Blackhall Colliery Beach

Visit 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

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

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Crimdon Beach

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

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Hartlepool Beach

Visit 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

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

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Seaham Beach

Visit 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

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

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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.

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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.