Horden Beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly

Season: summer

Located south of Horden Point and looking out over Dene Mouth, Horden’s beach comprises shingle and pebble.  Once the site of dreadful pollution deriving from the nearby pits, the only evidence of this industrial heritage is a red hue of iron ore in some of the rocks on the beach, which has now been extensively cleaned.  Most of the coal effluent has been washed away and this is now a recovered natural environment, indeed comprising two Sites of Special Scientific Interest.  Dogs are welcome and this is now a fine beach for a healthy stroll.  The immediate backdrop is grasslands and cliffs.  Facilities are available in Peterlee.

Summer visit photo gallery


With Anthony at Horden beach.


The revitalised Horden beach.