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Blackhall Beach

Hartlepool, County Durham

Blackhall Rocks is a two kilometre stretch of coastal cliffs, sandy beach and rocky platforms on the Durham coast. It is a nature reserve, and as the beaches become cleaner some salt-marsh species are colonising the shore.

Beach Type



Picnic site
Town facilities nearby


Coastal walks
Bird watching

Nature and Wildlife

lots of varied Flora and fauna. This part of the coastline attracts turnstone. purple sandpiper and others waders during winter. From the latter part of August through to October various divers and sea duck might be seen offshore.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Hartlepool TIC. Art Gallery. Church Square Hartlepool TS24 7EQ [email protected] 01429 869706


Nearest town: Hartlepool
County: County Durham
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7463, -1.26668
Postcode: TS27 4AT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Off the A1086 about 7 miles North of Hartlepool

Nearest Railway Stations

Hartlepool (Approx. 4 miles away)
Seaton Carew (Approx. 7 miles away)
Seaham (Approx. 7 miles away)
Billingham (Cleveland) (Approx. 9 miles away)
Redcar British Steel (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Blackhall Rocks - Dead Man's Point, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Blackhall Rock Local Nature Reserve, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Crimdon Beach, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Limekiln Gill Local Nature Reserve, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Blackhills Road, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Horden Grassland - South, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - South, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - North, Peterlee (Short stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Horden Grassland - North, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Seaside Lane, Easington (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hartlepool