Blast Beach

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.

This beach is …

  • Popular Spot for Sea Fishing
  • Great for Nature Lovers
  • Dog Friendly All Year Round

What to see and do

  • Hunt For Fossils
  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Photo by Matt Chambers on Unsplash

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

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.

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