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Craster Beach

Alnwick, Northumberland

A beautiful Northumbrian village with a small harbour, some rocky coastline and a shingle foreshore.

Beach Type

Harbour/Shingle/Sand

Facilities

There are a number of pubs and restaurants serving local specialities including smoked kipper

Activities

There are two piers and much of the rocky shoreline is suitable for fishing
There is a childrens playground and boat trips are possible

Nature and Wildlife

There are a variety of walks to choose from in the Craster area taking in the local history and varied bird life of the area.

Water Quality

Not Tested

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

No Dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

CRASTER Craster Car Park Craster Alnwick Northumberland NE66 3TW Tel: 01665 576007 Fax: 01665 576007 Email: crastertic@alnwick.gov.uk

Location

Nearest town: Alnwick
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4731, -1.58866
Postcode: NE66 3TR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Alnwick, Northumberland at Explore Britain.

Access

7 Miles south of Alnwick. signposted off the A1.

Public Transport

Arriva run an Hourly Bus service both North and South from Craster.

Nearest Railway Stations

Alnmouth (Approx. 6 miles away)
Chathill (Approx. 7 miles away)

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

Parking

Parking is in the village and a short walk from the Harbour.

Nearby Car Parks

Craster Quarry, Craster (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Low Newton, Low Newton-by-the-sea (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Newton Links, High Newton-by-the-sea (Long stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Greenwell Road - Central (Right), Alnwick (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 6.1 miles away
Greenwell Road - East, Alnwick (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 6.1 miles away
Greenwell Road - Central (Left), Alnwick (Long stay).
About 6.1 miles away
Greenwell Road - West, Alnwick (Unknown stay).
About 6.1 miles away
Bondgate Within, Alnwick (Short stay).
About 6.2 miles away
Roxboro Place, Alnwick (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 6.2 miles away
Fenkle Street Cobbles, Alnwick (Short stay).
About 6.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Alnwick