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Day at the beach.

Without a doubt one of the best beaches in Northumberland. A hidden gem. When you come over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Lovely beach

Such a long stretch of lovely sandy beach, you can walk to Dunsbrough castle along the beach, great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane H
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“lovely beach”(28 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt one of the best beaches in Northumberland. A hidden gem. When you come over the hill to the village you get a great view of the beach and further on to Dunstanburgh castle.

Thank JDW2426
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a long stretch of lovely sandy beach, you can walk to Dunsbrough castle along the beach, great walk for dogs and children, lovely views across the sea.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know Northumberland has the most castles in England but you can’t beet the beaches .we spent lovely afternoon on thurs walking on the beach /tide out /sun out and seals frolicking just past the rocks and not one plastic bottle in site /heaven.

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came twice over the past two weeks. Stunning beach great views and lovely coffee at The Ship to round of a fabulous Sunday x

Thank Yve02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked out the low tide times and had a great 2.5 hlurs rock pool dippinf in this spectacualr setting. Wellies and dipping net compulsory. Parking is at thw top of the hill and a short walk to the beach. Take care on the rock...More

Thank Tania A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for everyone .... families, couples, singles, dog walkers, kite surfers...in summer you need to be aware of cordoned off areas where birds are breeding but Rspb / BTO/ other nature societies will warn and assist you. Lovely sandy beaches, shallow waters, all the way...More

Thank eunice h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two long walks on the beach today. One in the late morning and the other in the evening with a blue sky and sun. There was very little wind and it was great to walk south from the picturesque fishermans cottages (and the...More

Thank alekstomczyk
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Another stunning beach in this amazing area with fantastic views. We walked from Beadnell and just had to ‘try’ the Ship Inn – also gorgeous! We were blessed with great weather which just enhanced the whole experience. Love this area. We’ll be back………

Thank Jandanda
Reviewed 3 October 2018

To lovely to miss, beautul place, gorgeous views, heaven on earth, could walk onntjis beach every day.

Thank LizSmiff
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Been many times. We love it. Our old dog adored the place and our new puppy loved it as well. If you're in the area, turn off the coastal route and go. You won't be disappointed

Thank Maghullsaint
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
There is a caravan park near Dunstan Steads just along from Craster
Geraldine R
18 May 2018|
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Response from Cressida O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are no restrictions on dog access to the beach
23 March 2018|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the time