Visit Blast Beach
Blast Beach in Durham is a lovely natural beach with unique seascape and unusual geology.. The sweeping bay, backed by cliffs, stretches between two natural landmarks, Nose’s Point Seaham and Chourdon Point.
Take a walk along the beach, or along the clifftop, and soak up the scenery, withe the unusual rock formations and
Fun Fact! Blast Beach was the location for opening scenes of the the classic 1992 movie Alien 3.
This beach has a fascinating history (watch the Digging Deeper – The Story of Blast Beach here on You Tube) and has undergone a complete rejuvination over the last 20 years, turning it from a once polluted dumping ground to a clean and thriving beach.
To access the beach, the best thing to do is park at Noses Point Carpark. The path down to the beach is quite steep, but there are some steps a bit further along. It is rocky and not ideal for lying out on a beach towel. But it is a great space for a walk and is dog friendly all year round.
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Getting To Blast Beach
If you are driving from Newcastle and Sunderland, follow the A19 towards Seaham, at Cold Hesledon turn left onto A182 which will take you to the beach..
Map of Blast Beach
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