Heading for the seaside? Here are the top 12 beaches in Northumberland according to TripAdvisor

Northumberland is fortunate to have a selection of amazing beaches - even if the weather doesn’t always match.

Saturday, 20th June 2020, 7:00 am
Northumberland's best beaches.

But which is your favourite?

Is it one of the more popular visitor draws like Bamburgh or Druridge Bay or somewhere off the beaten track like Ross Back Sands?

Here we take a look at the top 12 as ranked by TripAdvisor and some that didn’t make it….

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The gentle sweep of Embleton Bay is a magnificent sight. It is a particularly impressive view from the 6th tee of Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club. It is also possible to walk past the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or towards Low Newton.
Ross Back Sands is a remote beach between Holy Island and Budle Bay, reached by a walk of about a mile along a footpath from the nearest parking place at Ross. There are distant views of Bamburgh Castle to the south and Lindisfarne Castle to the north.
Bamburgh is perhaps the best known beach in Northumberland thanks to its photogenic appeal. The golden sand stretches for miles and there are superb views of the magnificent castle and out towards the Farne Islands.
Seahouses is another fantastic beach which is very popular with families and dog walkers and close to the amenities of the village. It is possible to walk three miles along the sand to Bamburgh Castle and there are great views out towards the Farne Islands.
Beadnell Bay is Northumberland's premier beach for watersports. It also benefits from easy access from the village's main car park. The golden sweep of sand is generally one of the more sheltered spots on the county's coastline. It is also possible to walk all the way to Dunstanburgh is the tide is out.
Warkworth's lovely sandy beach is accessed through rugged dunes. It is possible to walk north towards Alnmouth or south towards Amble.
Alnmouth boasts a truly beautiful beach with a long sandy coastline, excellent for a beautiful walk and backed by sand dunes and Alnmouth Village Golf Club.
Cocklawburn beach, south of Berwick, is a lovely sandy beach with lots of rock pools which are great for exploring. It's also a good spot for finding fossils.
The lovely sandy beach at Seaton Sluice is great for walkers and dogs and there are lots of interesting things nearby to see.
A great dog walk, with a mix of sand, rocks and the promenade with a fish and chip shop and other cafes nearby.
Spittal beach, Berwick, boasts a fine sweep of sand and a long promenade close to the mouth of the River Tweed where seals and dolphins can sometimes be seen.
Druridge Bay, Budle Bay, Cheswick and Holy Island were among those who did not make the list.