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Easington Beach

Peterlee, County Durham

A small sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs and dunes. Photo shows nearby Chourdon Point.

Beach Type



Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

On the durham coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

PETERLEE TIC 20 The Upper Chare. Peterlee County Durham. SR8 1BW Tel: +44 (0) 191 586 4450


Nearest town: Peterlee
County: County Durham
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7888, -1.30791
Postcode: SR8 3QU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Peterlee, Durham at Explore Britain.


Head south from Sunderland on the A19. turn off in Easington to Easington Colliery and the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Seaham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hartlepool (Approx. 8 miles away)
Sunderland (Approx. 9 miles away)
Seaton Carew (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Seaside Lane, Easington (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Horden Grassland - North, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Horden Grassland - South, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Blackhills Road, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Limekiln Gill Local Nature Reserve, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Lowhills Road, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - North, Peterlee (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - South, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Nose's Point - South, Durham (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Nose's Point - North, Seaham (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Peterlee