Seaham Beach

Seaham, Durham, England, UK

Review Rating: 4.75 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.
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Seaham Beach, Seaham, Durham
Feature picture © Chris Denny licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence

Seaham Beach is a long stretch of sand sitting beneath grassy cliffs and is part of the Durham Heritage Coast.

The beach is often used for sea angliomg competitions.

Until 1921, Seaham was the location of the largest glass-bottle works in Britain. Founded by John Candlish in 1853, under the patronage of the 4th Marquess of Londonderry. During the works operation glass waste was dumped into sea, and now with every tide sand-polished glass stones can be gathered.


  • Parking at various positions along the seafront
  • Toilets
  • Picnic area
  • Pub

As you move towards the harbour and Red Acre Beach you get the main part of the town with a selection of places to eat.

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Seaham Beach Review Rating: 4.75 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

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Seaham Beach -  07 Apr 2015 - By Anonymous -  A beach of secrets, that everyone knows about...
Rating: 4.25  (location = , activites = , families = , relaxation = )

Seaham beach is one of those places that has the look of an old fashioned Victorian resort but has a hidden secret, the sea glass. I spent a few hours chatting with some American tourists while walking the beach and found out how it is a kind of Mecca for sea glass hunters from all over. This group had travelled from California just for the chance of finding their own "multi" which was something I hadn't heard of, but learnt was something almost unique to Seaham due to the presence of a bottleworks in the late Victorian era. In fact we found several and I was hooked. By the end of the afternoon we'd found around a hundred pieces in total, and they were so excited that i gace them my pieces as a thank you for sharing this information. a special place...

When i'd finished I went to the Lookout at the Marina and discovered a cabinet of Sea Glass jewellery from a local maker, Peblsrock. These pieces were remarkable and i decided to buy some earrings as a surprise for my girlfriend. A really fruitful day out. If you also take in the statue of Tommy on the promenade and try some really good fish and chips opposite, you would have had a great day out. I must return again soon and see what else i can find.

Seaham Beach -  27 Dec 2014 - By Anonymous -  best 2 beach's in north east
Rating: 5  (location = , activites = , families = , relaxation = )

The Sandy beach is a lovely genital slope.plenty of space.fine sand and protected by the walled bay.that's were all the guys n girls fish loads.perfect for familys or a great cream much more try it this summer you won't be let dowdown

Seaham Beach -  14 May 2011 - By Anonymous -  Beauty at Seaham
Rating: 3.25  (location = , activites = , families = , relaxation = )

The coastal walk along the cliffs before you go down onto the beach is gorgeous.  The sea on this day was beautifully blue, in contrast to the green grass on the cliffs.  You then climb down (quite easily) to the beach, which is set in a cove surrounded by cliffs.  The beach itself isn't really a build a sandcastle beach.  The sand is brown and it is covered with stones of every variation, size and colour.  This adds to the beauty.  The waves come in at quite a height, and this was on a good day.  This is what the kids loved.  They paddled and ran in and out of the water for an hour or more.  You couldn't wish for a more scenic location.  A throughly nice afternoon out.

Tides & Weather

Tide Times & Heights for Seaham on 23rd January 2017

06:08 - Low Tide (2.02m)
12:14 - High Tide (4.14m)
18:42 - Low Tide (2.07m)

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Water Quality at Seaham

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