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Place Category: Beaches
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 as it runs north away from the town itself.
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.
You have parking at various positions along the seafront and facilities include toilets, picnic area and 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.
The beach is often used for sea angling competitions along with the North pier of the harbour.
Seaham Beach allows dogs.
Seaham Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures rising to 22°C on Thursday.Light rain starting in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
10->1368% 85% 7 mph
4:39 am 9:29 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and breezy in the evening.Tuesday, May 30th
11->2252% 51% 11 mph
4:38 am 9:30 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Wednesday, May 31st
9->200% 14% 4 mph
4:37 am 9:31 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->2261% 53% 8 mph
4:36 am 9:33 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
11->2158% 72% 8 mph
4:35 am 9:34 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
8->1956% 50% 4 mph
4:34 am 9:35 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, Jun 4th
9->1855% 2% 11 mph
4:33 am 9:36 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Jun 5th
9->184% 44% 10 mph
4:32 am 9:37 pm
Seaham Beach Tide Times
Seaham Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area