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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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Philip B, Morpeth, United Kingdom
One of the most stunning and beautiful beaches in Northumberland. Wide open and fantastic to walk. Excellent car parking and a great centre for Bird Watching. If you are in Northumberland don't miss out on this gem which matches the best beaches of the North Northumberland coast
Amazing Sand Dunes and beach, not so great play park
Sheri N, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gorgeous park for walking and playing on the sand dunes and beach but the play park was very small. Loads of free parking and ice cream trucks.
What a lovely place.
Just happen to stumble on this place while I was walking the dogs. And what a little gem of a place this is. Especially on a sunny day. Beautiful walk around the lake with lots of birds and wildlife around to catch your eye. Then a two minute walk and your on the beautiful sandy beach. Loved it here.
Good walk with the dogs
I regularly take my dogs to Druridge. It's a nice place with a lovely long walk around the lake. Alternatively you can go onto the beach which is also a good walk especially with grandchildren or dogs. It is out of the way of where we live but worth the drive.
Love this place
Vanessa H, Bedlington, England, United Kingdom
One of the best beaches on this coast Great for dog walkers in the winter months, really big! Fab for families in the summer, not just a beach!