Many people think that the South of England is the only region with beautiful beaches. But the truth is that some of the best beaches in England are actually in the North of England.
The Four Best Beaches In the North Of England
Whether you’re into beautiful beach photography or are looking for a day out full of beach entertainment for the kids, the north of England has plenty to offer you.
Plus, the region is well-connected via public transport services, making it easy for you to make a day trip to the beach.
Keep reading for the four best beaches in the north of England, where you can soak up the sun, build sandcastles, and enjoy stunning coastal views that will take your breath away.
1) Sandsend Beach
This clean, sandy beach is located in Yorkshire, between Runswick Bay and Whitby. Two small rivers on either side distinguish this beach from others, as do its great views down the coast towards the ancient ruins of Whitby Abbey.
It’s a long beach and, if you enjoy a good walk, you can trek for an hour and a half to Whitby. You’ll find plenty of places to sit along the way. And there’s plenty of parking available in the main car park near the end of the beach.
2) Seahouses North Beach
This sandy beach is situated on the Northumberland coast, between Bamburgh Castle and Beadnell. Its gentle slopes lead to a beautiful backdrop of grassy dunes and rocky outcrops.
It’s a popular attraction for tourists, birdwatchers, and sea anglers alike, thanks to the variety of wildlife you can see there – including puffins, seals, porpoises, dolphins, and whales. There are also boat rides available, which take passengers out to the Farne Islands.
3) Hunmanby Gap
Hunmanby Gap Beach © Thomas Tolkien from Scarborough, UK [CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
You can find this long, sandy beach just to the south of Filey in Yorkshire. It’s known for being incredibly clean, unspoiled, and quiet, making it a real hidden gem among British beaches.
The views here are breathtaking. Majestic, white-chalk cliffs line the shores and the golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see. It’s also a dog-friendly beach and fairly well catered to, thanks to the local café and its friendly and helpful staff.
4) Embleton Bay
Image via Wikimedia website
This lengthy stretch of clean and golden sand stretches for miles along the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It overlooks the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, one of the grandest fortifications ever built in Northern England.
The beach is easily accessible from Embleton village via a road that leads down. You can enjoy the waves, walk the length of the beach to the ruins, or watch the wide variety of seasonal birds that come here.
In conclusion, the North of England has some of the most stunning beaches in the country, and Sandsend, Seahouses North Beach, Hunmanby Gap, and Embleton Bay are just a few of the best. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful day by the sea or an adventure-filled beach holiday, these beaches offer something for everyone. So, get planning and head to one of these beautiful destinations to soak up the sun and enjoy all the North of England has to offer!
The next time you’re planning a beach day, make sure you consider the best beaches in the North of England. Which of the beaches above would you most like to visit? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!
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Siobhan N says
I love the look of Sandsend Beach. I have never heard of it before, but have only visited Whitby a couple of times before
Claire Lawrenson says
Love the photo of Sandsend Beach. I’m definitely going to have to check it out!
Sarah Bailey says
I’ve not visited much of the north of England it is something I should really do and these beaches all look beautiful.
james jordan says
It has been many years since I visited the North Coast, but would love to go back to Whitby and Scarborough.
Priscilla Stubbs says
Lovely beaches here, nearly as good as our beaches in Pembrokeshire
Margaret Clarkson says
Great article. Sandsend is indeed a lovely beach.
Joanne Darnell says
Susan Chafer says
Living in the North, I’m ashamed to say I have never been to any of those places. Definitely will be checking them out now.
Sandra Chambers says
Lovely photos. I miss living near the beach.
Olivia C. says
This is a great guide to beaches in the north of England!
I would like to visit all 4 but from the pictures Embleton Bay looks magical
Rebecca Sutton says
The photo of Sandsend Beach is enough to make me want to go there, I do love Yorkshire though
Natalie Burgess says
They all look amazing, Sandsend Beach looks like a hidden gem xx
Andrea Fletcher says
We have visited Sandsend beach several times whilst on holiday in Whitby it is beautiful.
Carol Smith says
Perfect as we’re going on holiday here in May, thanks
Donna Loxton says
I love the look of all of these beaches and will keep them in mind if I’m near any of them in the future. Thank you.
Valerie Seal says
WE’re lucky to live by the beach in Northumberland, where there are beautiful quiet beaches.
Tracey S Anderson says
Looks so lovely. I’d love to pay a visit.