Seaham Beach is a long stretch of sand sitting beneath grassy cliffs and is part of the Durham Heritage Coast. The beach is also referred to as Seaham North beach read more
Planning a trip to Durham and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Durham coast and seaside towns.
Blast beach was once hidden deep below waste from Dawdon Colliery which was one of the last Durham mines to close. After a clean-up you now have a spectacular stretch read more
Denemouth beach is a large rural sand and shingle beach that is 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 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 read more
Seaton Sands at Seaton Carew has a sandy beach with rock pools ideal for exploring. Facilities include toilets, parking and cafe/restaurants.
Crimdon Park beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and nature reserve. You also have a caravan park directly behind the beach.
Hartlepool Bay beach runs south from the Marina to Seaton Carew, with a promenade and some grass areas behind the beach. Facilities include parking, promenade, shops, cafe and restaurants at the read more
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 read more
Seal Sands is situated in the mouth of the River Tees, occupying a 294.37 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is an area of mud and sand and read more
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 read more