Beadnell Bay

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Northumberland Coast Path SSSI National Trust Dog friendly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

Beadnell Bay is edged by an arcing, sandy beach, which is backed by the dunes of Newton Links. It runs from the village of Beadnell to Snook Point in the south. The village of Beadnell features a west facing harbour, enabling visitors to enjoy sunsets looking over the beach in this east coast location. This is part of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Northumberland Heritage Coast. Water sports are popular here, particularly windsurfing, canoeing and kitesurfing, as there’s plenty of sand on the flat beach. You can catch a boat trip to the nearby Farne Islands to see the puffins, terns and seals who shelter there. Finally, there’s a welcoming 15th Century pub within striking distance of the beach.

Summer visit photo gallery


A trip back in time with fisherman John.


What the beach means to Dave.


The arc of the beach at Beadnell Bay.

2 thoughts on “Beadnell Bay

  1. Mick

    With a west-facing harbour located on the east coast, there is both character and beauty at Beadnell Bay.  This beach for me is ever-changing, a great place to unwind and a great place for a walk at any time in an exceptional natural environment.

  2. Lucinda Fleming-Jones

    We are so lucky to have a West Facing Harbour with the fabulous view of the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance. The uncrowded golden sandy beach and water sports on offer. We have fantastic views out to sea from a huge window.


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