Glass Beach

Visit Glass Beach

Glass Beach ( sometimes referred to as Seaham Hall Beach or Seaham North beach) is just north of Seaham, on the Durham coast. It is famous for sea glass collecting and attracts sea glass hunters from far and wide.

This beach is backed by the 5 star award winning spa hotel, Seaham Hall. Seaham Hall, famous for being the venue for the wedding of the romantic poet Lord Byron to Lady Annabella Milburn in 1815.

It is also home to the 7th century Saint Mary the Virgin Church, one of the oldest churches in the country.

Look out for bits of sea glass while walking along the beach, remnants from the glass factory that once operated in the area or take The Durham Coastal Footpath along to Crimdon.

Follow the beach down to Featherbed Rocks

This beach is …

  • Sea Glass hunting
  • Dog friendly
  • Great for walks

What to see and do

  • Hunt for seaglass
  • Walk the coastal trail

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Places to stay

  • Hotels
  • Self catering cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Getting To Glass Beach

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Glass Beach

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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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