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Seahouses South - Annstead Beach

Seahouses, Northumberland

Rocks (some fossiliferous) at north end and elsewhere at low water. Abundance of rock pools. Crossed by fresh-water burn. Backed by sand dunes which have public access despite being a local nature reserve. North end backed by a golf course with public rights of way.

Beach Type



No local facilities



Nature and Wildlife

Seabirds. rock pools. zonation of seaweed etc. Young and mature sand dunes with flora including orchids. Official footpaths include the Coastal Footpath.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

No controls. no litter-bins. The sands are monitored regularly but please help by removing any washed-up or other litter found.

Tourist Information

There is a TIC on the main car park in Seahouses. summertime only. 01665 720 884


Nearest town: Seahouses
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5902, -1.66518
Postcode: NE68 7SU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Part of the Northumberland Coastal Route. using this B1340. 1 km south of the centre of Seahouses village.

Nearest Railway Stations

Chathill (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


No official facilities. but parts of the B1340 include sufficiently wide grass verges.

Nearby Car Parks

Seafield Road, Seahouses (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Seahouses, Seahouses (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Annstead Dunes, Seahouses (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Links Road, Bamburgh (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Beadnell, Beadnell (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Lindisfarne Nature Rreserve - Waren Mill, Waren Mill (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Chathill Station, Chathill (Long stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Newton Links, High Newton-by-the-sea (Long stay).
About 4.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Seahouses