Ross Back Sands Beach, Bamburgh

Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, UK

Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.
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Ross Back Sands Beach, Bamburgh, Northumberland
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3 miles of sandy quiet beach with dunes that sticks out between Holy Island and Budle Bay. Can be very windy due to is exposed position although the sand dunes can provide a good wind break.

You can see Lindisfarne Castle to the north and Bamburgh Castle to the south.

Some good walks around Ross beach including a nature reserve.

Popular spot for bird watching.


There is a 1½ mile walk to get from the nearest parking point at Ross.

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Ross Back Sands Beach Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

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Parts of the beach are used by naturists.

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Ross Back Sands Beach -  04 Mar 2015 - By Anonymous -  Beautiful secluded and private beach. Lots of room
Rating: 3.75  (location = , activites = , families = , relaxation = )
This beach is a delightful find! We discovered it last summer and loved it on sight. Long walk from car parking spot, ensures that you practically have the place to yourself midweek. Sand dunes on northern end of the beach very sheltered and private for whatever activities you enjoy, from birdwatching to plain sunbathing. Well worth the walk along the beach in order to get there. Beautiful views and very tyoical Northumbrian well kept secret, and long may it remain so!
Ross Back Sands Beach -  27 Dec 2014 - By Anonymous -  Fabulous Beach
Rating: 3.75  (location = , activites = , families = , relaxation = )

Although a bit of a trek to get to from where you can park your car, it is very much worth it when you get there.

The beach stretches for about a mile to the south and two miles to the north and it is very wide too.

With three miles of beach there is plenty of room for everyone. Famalies tend to stay near the entrance to the beach, while dog walkers and bird spotters roam a little further in both directions.

Naturists should head towards the north of the beach (about 0.5 of a mile onwards) where it is very quiet. Often it is warmer to take shelter in the dunes but it's also possible to walk naked along the beach for a good distance, sunbathe and take a dip in the water when the weather is warm enough.

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