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Druridge Bay is a living landscape, rich in wildlife and with big plans for the future. The bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand running from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle walk, paddle and surf. Today there is just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past.
In the 19th century coal was mined nearby and during World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion. You can still see the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores. If you enjoy sailing you can launch your own boat on the park's lake.
Within the park you will also find a series of smaller nature reserves home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe. The bay has its own partnership which body is currently working to raise money to improve it further and turn Druridge into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.
Druridge Bay Country Park has all the amenities you will need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children's play area. The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition, 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes offer ample space to get away from it all.
Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling. For further details on any of the events contact the Park staff at Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland. NE61 5BX. Normal Car Parking charges apply throughout the year.
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Fabulous place for walking pooches on a cold or warm day. Beautiful scenery & endless places to walk & cycle.
Great walk along beach
David H, Glossop, United Kingdom
Walk along beach to the dunes,stunning walk with a back drop of dunes.great for walkers with or without dogs.
Lyn H, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Love this place - it has everything. A lake, the beach, lovely landscape. A complete haven! A good little cafe too
Enjoyed a lovely walk along this long beach. Parked at the visitor centre which was not open, so no toilets either, this needs addressing. Lots of people walking very happy dogs. Did not see any dog mess.
Lovely beach for a dog walk
Annette T, Manchester
Miles of open beach. It was a shame the cafe was not open when we visited. Toilets kept very clean although visitor centre itself looks a bit outdated