Druridge Bay on the Northumberland Coast is a beautiful living landscape, with miles of golden sandy beaches and a haven for wildlife. The bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand running from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place for outdoor activities including cycling, walking, paddling and surfing. This beach has a fascinating and varied past, in the 1800’s coal was mined nearby and during World War II Druridge Bay was thought to be a possible landing place for a German invasion.
You can still see evidence of the anti-tank concrete blocks that were constructed to defend our shores right through our coastline. Within Druridge Bay Country Park there are a number of smaller nature reserves with wildlife ranging from swans around the reservoir to the rare golden snipe. This makes it an excellent spot for ornithologists or just the casual bird spotter.
The easiest way to visit Druridge Bay is to visit by car. There is a large car park close to the visitor centre and from here is it just a short walk to the beach. The 518 bus service between Morpeth and Alnwick stops at Hadston, but there is a 10 minute walk to Druridge Bay Country Park from Hadston Village.
Postcode for your SatNav: NE61 5BX.