British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Newbiggin - South Beach

Ashington, Northumberland

A sandy bay that has been seriously erroded in the past. A new sea defence system has recently been built, along with a promenade behind the beach, to protect it from further erosion. There are rocky outcrops at either end of the beach.

Beach Type



Public toilets and a small caravan site
Further facilities are available in the town


There is a leisure centre in the town

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll the promenade and explore the town.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Morpeth Tourist Information Centre The Chantry Bridge Street Morpeth NE61 1PJ Tel: 01670 511323 Fax: 01670 511326 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Ashington
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.179, -1.51159
Postcode: NE64 6XE
(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.


Newbiggin-by-the-sea can be reached by the A197 or the B1334.

Public Transport

Arriva Northumbria (Northumbria)'s bus service number X31 runs between Newbiggin By The Sea and Newcastle.

Nearest Railway Stations

Pegswood (Approx. 5 miles away)
Widdrington (Approx. 6 miles away)
Morpeth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Cramlington (Approx. 7 miles away)
Acklington (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

Milburn Park, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Wilkie Terrace, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
New Queen Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
New King Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Woodhorn Church, Woodhorn (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Newbiggin Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Milburn Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Woodhorn Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ashington