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Beadnell Bay Walk

Introduction

We started this walk at Newton Links car park and followed the beach north to Beadnell returning by the footpath behind the dunes.

Total distance - just under 5.5 miles.

Parking - Newton Links.

Toilets - at Beadnell car park.

 

Beadnell Bay
Beadnell Bay

 

Walk

We parked in the car park at Newton Links (parking charges).

To reach this car park we turned left at High Newton-by-the-Sea and followed a narrow road for about half a mile: OS Ref. NO. 23564 25968.

Leaving the car park we passed through a kissing gate on the north side and followed the footpath that leads almost immediately right, through the dunes to the beach.

Car park at Newton Links.
Car park at Newton Links.
Path through the dunes to the beach.
Path through the dunes to the beach.

 

When we reached the beach we turned left and were greeted with a view the full length of the bay as far as Beadnell Village and Harbour.

As the tide was low it was easier walking nearer the water on firmer damp sand rather than ploughing through the soft sand near the dunes which is very soft in dry weather.

View north to Beadnell. View north to Beadnell.
View north to Beadnell.

 

We walked north along the beach until we reached a hut in the dunes.

Shortly after the hut we turned inland towards the footbridge that crosses a burn flowing into the sea at this point.

Note: Apparently the National Trust rope off part of the beach here during the breeding season for Terns so it is not always accessible.

The tide was very low and it was tempting to walk across this burn. Horse riders crossed it OK but we didn't take a chance and would not advise others to either.

Hut in the dunes.
Hut in the dunes.

This is where you turn inland.
We turned inland here.

The burn at low tide.
The burn at low tide.
The footbridge.
The footbridge.

 

After we crossed the footbridge we turned right and back onto the beach, passing large steep dunes on the way to Beadnell Harbour.

Crossing the footbridge.
Crossing the footbridge.

North side of the burn.
North side of the burn.

View back along the burn.
View back along the burn.

One of the large sand dunes.
One of the large sand dunes.

Looking north to Beadnell.
Looking north to Beadnell.
Looking south along Beanell Bay.
Looking south along Beanell Bay.

 

When we reached the north end of Beadnell Bay we could  see the entrance to the harbour opposite.

This is the only harbour on the east coast of England with it's entrance facing west.

As we walked around to the harbour we passed a ramp and path  to Beadnell car park - handy for the toilets.

View across the bay to Beadnell Harbour.
View across the bay to Beadnell Harbour.

 

The harbour had only a few fishing boats moored and was a pleasant place to rest on the seats next to the old Lime Kilns.

Beadnell Harbour. Beadnell Harbour.
Beadnell Harbour. Beadnell Harbour.
Various views of Beadnell Harbour.

 

A footpath between the Lime Kilns and houses took us back onto the coast.

We followed the path along the grassy headland and then turned back onto the road and followed the signs back to Beadnell car park.

Beadnell Beadnell
Beadnell Beadnell
Various views north along the coast at Beadnell.

 

We then walked through the car park to the Caravan Park entrance and followed the track to the left which took us to another Caravan Park.

We followed the path through this Caravan Park until it emerged onto rough ground.

Caravan site entrance at Beadnell.
Caravan site entrance at Beadnell.
On the footpath leaving the caravan sites.
On the footpath leaving the caravan sites.

 

After a short distance we reached the footbridge we crossed earlier.

Then, after crossing the bridge we continued along the path behind the dunes past Newton Links - a nature reserve.

We followed the footpath from here back to the start point at the car park.

View to the sea from the footbridge.
View to the sea from the footbridge.

View inland from the footbridge.
View inland from the footbridge.

Path behind the dunes back to the car park.
Path behind the dunes back to the car park.
Passing the path to the beach just outside the  car park.
Path to the beach just outside the car park.

 

Notes

Walking Gear:

- Good walking boots advisable.

- Waterproof clothing advisable depending on the weather forecast.


Food and drink advisable.

Maps - Ordnance Survey Landranger sheet no. 75 Berwick upon Tweed.

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