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 angling competitions. Until 1921, Seaham was the location of the largest glass-bottle works in Britain. Founded by John Candlish in 1853, under the read more
Denemouth beach is a large rural sand and shingle beach popular with walkers and bird watchers.
Red Acre is a small rock and shingle beach with sand is exposed as the tide goes out. The beach is bordered by the harbour on one side and the main long Seaham beach on the other. The beach is backed by the town of Seaham. The beach is also read more
Crimdon Beck beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and nature reserve. Parking and picnic areas.
Blackhall Rocks beach is made up of sand, pebbles and rocks. Blackhall Rocks is part of the Durham Wildlife Trust reserve from where access to the beach and cliffs can be gained. As well as the beach and nature this is also a very popular climbing location. Car park and read more
Seaton Sands at Seaton Carew has golden sands and rock pools ideal for exploring.
Crimdon Park beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and nature reserve by a caravan park.
Hartlepool Bay beach runs south from the Marina to Seaton Carew. The beach has a promenade and some grass areas behind the beach.
North Gare Sands is sandy with dunes in the mouth of the Tees estuary. Close to the site of an Oil Refinery and a Chemical Works. Parking a short way from the beach but no shops or toilets.
Seal Sands situated in the mouth of the River Tees is a 294.37 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is an area of mud and sand and is a great place for bird watching.
Horden beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by cliffs and grass. This area of coast had a few coal mines which have since closed and the area now has spoil heaps that are being reclaimed by nature.
Hartlepool North Sands beach – we have no details yet. If you know this beach then please get in touch.