Hawthorn Beach

Visit Hawthorn Beach

Hawthorn Beach on the Durham coast is a small quiet beach backed by woodland. This beautiful section of the Durham Heritage Coastline is off the beaten track and fairly quiet all year round.

Walk through the woods, onto the stoney beach. Look down and you might find some sea glass here too. There are no facilities at this beach, but it is still a lovely place to take long walks, make patterns with the stones on the beach and enloy the stunning scenery.

Great for long coastal walks and exploring the Hawthorn Dene Nature Reserve behind.

This beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • Good for sea glass
  • Great for Nature Lovers
  • Dog Friendly All Year Round
  • Off the beaten track

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

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Getting To Hawthorn Beach

Beach Location

Unnamed Road, Seaham SR7 8SW


Park at Easington Colliery Coastal Carpark Camp St, Easington SR8 3RB

Nearest Train


To get to this beach you have to walk along the coastal path.

Map of Hawthorn Beach

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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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