Chemical Beach

Visit Chemical Beach

Chemical beach is on the south side of Seaham Harbour on the Durham coast.

Park at Nose’s Point, just South of Seaham town centre.

The beach s a little bit difficult to get down to. There is a path, and you have to clamber over a few rocks. But this unique beach is great for exploring and discovering the reamins of its industrial past. As you will see at low tide, when the remains of the ‘Chauldron Wheels’ appear.

The unusual name comes from the The Seaham Chemical Works which operated from the 1860s until 1885, dumping waste and glass into the sea. In fact, this stretch of coast is famous for finding seaglass.

This beach is …

  • Great for Nature Lovers
  • Dog Friendly All Year Round

What to see and do

  • 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

Getting To Chemical

Map of Chemical 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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