Stunning beach makes it into list of the world’s best

Bamburgh Castle and beach.
Bamburgh Castle and beach.

A picturesque Northumberland beach has been listed as one of the world’s best, as part of a special feature in a renowned lifestyle magazine.

Liz Earle Wellbeing has listed the stunning stretch at Bamburgh as being among its favourite hidden beaches to discover, at home and abroad.

In a glowing review, the article states: ‘This long, sandy beach and its dunes are overlooked by the magnificent medieval glory of Bamburgh Castle.

‘Perfect for a bucket-and-spade afternoon in summer or for a blustery winter walk, the best views are to be had from the northerly headland, which is also home to a lighthouse.

‘When conditions are right, take a boat out to the National Trust archipelago of the Farne Islands, famous for their thriving puffin population, for the day.’

Bamburgh is one of only four UK beaches to be listed; the others are Benacre Beach, Suffolk; Kenneggy Sands, Cornwall; and Sandwood Bay, Sutherland, in Scotland.

The beaches listed from further afield are Notre Dame beach, Îles de Porquerolles, France; Stiniva beach, Vis, Croatia; and Naracu Nieddu beach, Aglientu, Sardinia.

The beaches have been mentioned in the summer edition of Liz Earle Wellbeing – Wellness Wisdom You Can Trust. It is available by visiting the website or from leading news outlets.