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Crimdon - Park Beach

Hartlepool, County Durham

A pleasant sandy beach backed by some sand dunes and a nature reserve. Crimdon had it's heyday back in the 1950's where it was very popular with day-trippers. It has since fallen into disrepair although it is set to benefit from a re-generation scheme.

Beach Type



There is a picnic site and a camp site nearby


There is a horse riding centre and this is a good spot for birdwatchers

Nature and Wildlife

There are two nature reserves in the area. one to the north and one to the south and this is Durhams only area of sand dunes. Lies on the Durham Coast Path.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Hartlepool TIC. Art Gallery. Church Square Hartlepool TS24 7EQ 01429 869706


Nearest town: Hartlepool
County: County Durham
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7279, -1.24714
Postcode: TS27 4BW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Head north along the coast from Hartlepool on the A1086 and Crimdon is signposted.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hartlepool (Approx. 3 miles away)
Seaton Carew (Approx. 5 miles away)
Billingham (Cleveland) (Approx. 8 miles away)
Seaham (Approx. 9 miles away)
Redcar British Steel (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


Parking available next to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Crimdon Beach, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Blackhall Rock Local Nature Reserve, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Blackhall Rocks - Dead Man's Point, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Limekiln Gill Local Nature Reserve, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Middleton Road, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Open Market, Hartlepool (Short stay).
About 3 miles away
Jackson Dry Dock, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Navigation Point, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Civic Centre, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Hartlepool Station, Hartlepool (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hartlepool