Attractions

Druridge Bay Country Park

Druridge Bay Country Park

Druridge Bay is a living landscape, rich in wildlife and with big plans for the future. The bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand running from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf. Today there is just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past.

In the 19th century coal was mined nearby and during World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion. You can still see the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores. If you enjoy sailing you can launch your own boat on the park’s lake.

Wildlife at Druridge Bay

Within the park you will also find a series of smaller nature reserves home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe. The bay has its own partnership which body is currently working to raise money to improve it further and turn Druridge into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.

Teeming with wildlife, Druridge Bay has several nature reserves tucked behind its dunes. As well as the Country Park, head to East Chevington and Cresswell to spot resident and migrating birds including graylag, pink-footed geese, and grasshopper warbler.

 

What’s happening at Druridge Bay?

Druridge Bay Country Park has all the amenities you will need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children’s play area. The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition, 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes offer ample space to get away from it all.

A magnet for horse riders, cyclists and walkers, Druridge Bay also attracts water sports enthusiasts.  A hit with the surfing community, why not have a try at windsurfing, canoeing or sailing courses on Ladyburn Lake?

Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling.

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