Ross Back Sands Beach
The closest beach to the Boathouse and often the quietest. Enjoy the three mile stretch of sand with views of Holy Island to the north and Bamburgh Castle to the south. To get to the beach, park your car at Ross Farm and then follow the road on foot past the farm buildings and cottages, follow the path through the fields, and then finally across the dunes to the beach. The walk from Ross Farm to the beach is approximately 1.5 miles.
The beach sweeps past Bamburgh Castle, one of the most iconic castles in the UK, and also affords views to the Farne Islands to the east. The beach can be accessed via a short walk across the sand dunes from the car park at Bamburgh Castle itself, or from a smaller (and quieter) car park on the road towards Seahouses. As well as dog walkers and sandcastle-builders, this beach is also popular with surfers and horse riders, so can be an excellent place to sit for a while and watch the world go by. From the beach, you can walk north around the headland past Bamburgh Castle Golf Course and on to Budle Bay. If you wish to stretch the legs a little further you can head south and follow the Northumberland Coast Path to Seahouses (approx 3 miles). Local buses connect Bamburgh and Seahouses, if you don’t fancy the return walk.
You can park in the car park next to the entrance to Beadnell Links caravan park and head down to the beach. As the bay sweeps south you will see the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle way off in the distance. Head north towards the harbour, a flat easily accessible beach.
Budle Bay is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, and is a paradise for bird watchers. It’s an estuary for two streams, the Waren and the Low, and the vast mud flats left behind at low tide are a haven for birds. Budle Bay is particularly popular with bird watchers in the winter months when waders migrate there. Wigeon, mallard, greylag and pink-footed geese are among the birds that migrate from the Arctic and use Budle Bay as shelter during winter.Parking and information boards are available on the road between Budle and Bamburgh.
Picturesque Embleton Bay stretches from the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle around the coast to the beautiful little village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea.Easily accessed from either Low Newton or Embleton village itself, the beach is backed by sand dunes dotted with beach huts. There’s a path through the dunes that winds among the huts, past the Newton Pool Nature Reserve and brings you out in Low Newton.