Bamburgh Castle in the distance of the newly voted best beach in Britain.

Ten of the best Northumberland beaches you'll want to visit this year

While Bamburgh may have been voted best beach in Britain, there is plenty more that Northumberland has to offer for seaside getaways. 

Bamburgh was chosen as the best coastal location by a Which? survey but it is just one area of the 40 mile-long Northumberland coastline with great areas to explore that boast a good day out. Northumberland has an array of locations that are perfect for relaxing days out or taking part in fun sports. 

Bamburgh Castle, the Grace Darling Museum and the Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh can all be visited at the newly voted best coastal area in Britain. Thousands of people visit Bamburgh every year for a break away to see the sights.

1. Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle, the Grace Darling Museum and the Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh can all be visited at the newly voted best coastal area in Britain. Thousands of people visit Bamburgh every year for a break away to see the sights.
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Alnmouth is four miles away from Alnwick. It is known for having one of the earliest English golf courses, beach huts and villas. Travel on the X18 bus from Berwick via Alnwick and Amble to Newcastle or get the train to Alnwick station.

2. Alnmouth

Alnmouth is four miles away from Alnwick. It is known for having one of the earliest English golf courses, beach huts and villas. Travel on the X18 bus from Berwick via Alnwick and Amble to Newcastle or get the train to Alnwick station.
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Beadnell is about 4 miles south-east of Bamburgh. It is a fabulous location for water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving and it has the only west-facing harbour on the east coast.

3. Beadnell

Beadnell is about 4 miles south-east of Bamburgh. It is a fabulous location for water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving and it has the only west-facing harbour on the east coast.
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Blyth has a large stretch of sand surrounded by 20 brightly coloured beach huts which are all available to rent. It is also home to Blyth Battery, a coastal defence artillery battery built to protect the port in 1916 which is now a local heritage museum.

4. Blyth

Blyth has a large stretch of sand surrounded by 20 brightly coloured beach huts which are all available to rent. It is also home to Blyth Battery, a coastal defence artillery battery built to protect the port in 1916 which is now a local heritage museum.
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