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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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Lovely beach and walks
This is a great country park with a massive foreshore. There are lakes which provide a wildlife habitat and a beach which has an expanse of sand in both directions. There is a small cafe and visitor centre where the sandwiches are freshly made. A good stopping point for either a full day or lunch break.
Gotta go again
A lovely place to visit for couples to walk to relax taking in some beautiful views plus a couple of small parks to keep the kids happy for a bit the place is very clean considering all the dog walkers plenty of parking and you get a canny cuppa and sarnie from cafe
Often go for walks here, it's a beautiful place with lots of adventurous trails to go on. Coffee shop it good too!
Brilliant day out
Michael C, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
the day we visited the weather was poor, but well recommended in any weather. I will return and it is well worth a visit
Neil A, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
So we just went to the bay so unfortunately can't comment on the park and the facilities, the bay has a wonderful clean and long beach definitely worth going to I think the beach line is about 12 miles so I've been told the area a is absolutely bloody stunning even the sand dunes for kids big or small to have some fun on A must go visit if in Northumberland