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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.
baileysncream, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I stopped off here with the kids to see if we could find the hidden beach. Saddle we couldn't but this was a lovely place to visit, nice for walks and a play area for kids. We watched a water sports group too.
Andy6466, Ripon, United Kingdom
The parking is free,beach uncrowded, beautiful walk around the lake and even a cafe for a cuppa. Kids can dig,swim,play and use their imagination. Should have more days out like these. Lovely
Mrs S, Northampton, United Kingdom
Beautiful spot for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or simply a gorgeous walk takes you right round the lake. It's flat and fine for buggies/bikes. Seating as you go round if you need a rest or just want to watch the activities on the lake. Free all day parking, reasonable cafe with toilets & a kids play area. Also lots of open flat space for picnics, chilling with friends/family. Take a ball or frisbee. Dogs are welcome too! You can also pop down onto Druridge Beach - 5 min walk from the car park. It's a lovely clean beach and very calm. Tide does go out quite a bit! Druridge is a gorgeous little spot and easy to spend a lovely afternoon here without costing you anything!
DianneDavidJosh, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoy a lovely walk around the lake, cross over the stepping stones, watch the swans, ducks etc. There is kayak hire for the thrill seekers. Only 100mtrs away from the beautiful northumberland coast.
Beautiful stretch of coast
AJFOST, Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
The country park is beautiful and worthy of a visit but if it's just a stretch of beautiful beach it's worth finding a spot along the backroad to cresswell to park and walk over the dunes.. truly idyllic the boys love it here