Beaches in the North East

Beaches in the North East

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The North East is blessed with some of the most untouched coastal areas on the British mainland. A short drive from the region’s biggest cities takes you to a different world, often after just an hour on the road. 

A diverse region made up of rugged coastline, each county we proudly feature brings their own tasty ingredients to the table. At England’s northernmost reaches, beaches stretch untouched for miles, with Northumberland taking the crown of the country’s most spacious county. As you head south, the densely populated Tyneside gives way to cool Yorkshire, home to many of the beaches on this list. The scenery doesn’t stop in Lincolnshire either, where rural roads take you to coastal gems. Household names tie in with undeveloped rural stowaways to bring you a variety of experiences. Here is your quintessential guide to beaches in the North East, and if you fancy seeing the cream of the crop, check out our list of the best beaches in the North East.

Beach walks: discover the hidden gems

Beach walks: discover the hidden gems
Filey: close to not one, but two of our parks

A vast and expansive area unlike any other on the British mainland, the North East is full of places where you and your loved ones will likely see few others on a stroll. A favourite route of ours encompasses the incredible Bamburgh Castle Beach in Northumberland, consistently featured as one of the UK’s best small coastal towns for a getaway. With our parks at Haggerston Castle and Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short distance away, there’s no excuse to not give some of coast between here and our parks a go on foot. 

Beach history: Tales told at every turn

Beach history: Tales told at every turn
Filey: close to not one, but two of our parks

Beaches in North East England tie in present day beauty perfectly with remnants of a more turbulent time in the past. Northumberland’s Bamburgh is a fitting example of this, its impressive medieval castle imposing itself over the golden sand. You’ll also spot the once Viking-occupied Farne Islands off the coast and Holy Island in the distance, accessed by roadway that reveals itself when the tide subsides. 

In Yorkshire, Filey is full of cool throwbacks and was the site of a Roman signal station along its coastline. Wonderful Whitby is further up the coast, home to the Church of St Mary and Whitby Abbey, and the town is neighbours with the enchanting Robin Hood’s Bay, once a smuggler’s paradise with several subterranean passageways linking its beach to the town. Stay at our Golden Sands park to explore these hidden gems. 

Down in Lincolnshire, the secluded 50 mile stretch of beaches has been strategically important throughout time, best represented by Grimsby’s place as the largest fishing port in the world as recently as the 1950s. 

Discover breaks in Lincolnshire

An image showing the piazza at Skegness Holiday Park

Skegness, Lincolnshire

3 nights from £49
Cleethorpes Beach self catering holidays

Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire

4 nights from £49
Golden Sands self catering holidays

Golden Sands, Lincolnshire

4 nights from £49

Beach attractions: take your pick

Beach attractions: take your pick

The North East is a region of contrasts. Yorkshire is England’s largest county, home to some household names not just by the sea but in its big cities too. Northumberland and Lincolnshire are two of the country’s most rural counties. Whichever stretch of coastline you decide to visit, you won’t be stuck for things to do in the vicinity of the beaches in the North East.  

Classic seaside towns like Skegness and Scarborough host everything that’s needed for a spot of memory making by the coast, namely amusements, rides and those all-important fish and chips. Railway enthusiasts will love a ride on the Cleethorpes Coast or North Yorkshire Moors steam trains, and Lincoln Cathedral is a more than reasonable excuse for a day out inland. When you stay by a beach in North East with us, you’re guaranteed activities and attractions for all the family.

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New holiday homes from £32,795

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI New Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.

As at 22 April 2024, price is available at Skegness only.

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New holiday homes from £29,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom Willerby Ellerton Extra holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 12 July 2024, price is available at Blue Dolphin. Cleethorpes Beach, Combe Haven, Caister, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Greenacres, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Orchards, Quay West and Wild Duck until the stock has been sold. Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.  

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Pre-owned holiday homes from £14,995 Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.  

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.  

As at 9 June 2024, price is available at Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Skegness and The Orchards only. 

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them. 

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Offer is applicable to new customer purchases made through Haven from 19 April 2024, completing by 31 December 2024.

Offer excludes part-exchanges or private sales. Available on new & pre-owned holiday homes at the following selected parks only: Kent Coast, Burnham-on-Sea, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Orchards, Skegness and Wild Duck.

A credit equivalent to the value of your site fees due during the 2024 season will be applied to your account balance on completion of your purchase for use against your running costs e.g. utilities, after-sale add-ons e.g storage boxes or site fees. It cannot be applied to your purchase or refunded in cash.

Subject to availability and status. Deposit required. Access to your holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Full site fees will be payable for subsequent years.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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