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Cresswell Beach

Ashington, Northumberland

Druridge bay is long wide bay stretching from Cresswell in the south to Amble in the north. A shallow beach which is wide at low tide and is backed by extensive dunes. The headland infront of Cresswell has some rocks particularly at low-tide.

Beach Type



Toilets next to the bus stop
Caravan site



Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks are possible with a national trust area further north along the beach. the centre of the beach is often used by naturists. There are marked routes starting behind the dunes to the north of Cresswell.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Annual MCS BeachWatch beach clean-up in 3rd week of September.


No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

The Chantry. Bridge Street. Morpeth. tel 01670 500700


Nearest town: Ashington
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2393, -1.54389
Postcode: NE61 5LA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Head north from Ashington on the A1068 and follow signs to Cresswell.

Public Transport

There is a bus service running from Ashington to Cresswell Village centre.

Nearest Railway Stations

Widdrington (Approx. 3 miles away)
Pegswood (Approx. 6 miles away)
Acklington (Approx. 6 miles away)
Morpeth (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


Parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Cresswell Dunes - Croftletch Hill, Cresswell (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Cresswell Pond, Morpeth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Cresswell Dunes - Cresswell Beach, Cresswell (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Cresswell Dunes -Snab Rocks - North, Cresswell (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Cresswell Dunes - Snab Rocks - South, Cresswell (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Druridge Bay, Druridge Bay (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Widdrington Station, Widdrington (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Woodhorn Church, Woodhorn (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Druridge Bay Country Park - South, Hadston (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ashington