Beaches in the North East

Best beaches in the North East

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The Northern Powerhouse isn’t just a saying related to the great towns of the north. You can apply the popular phrase to the region’s beaches too, with the North East home to some of the most epic coastline in the entire country.

The stretch of sand along the North Sea is home to some picturesque views that will take your breath away. Mile upon mile of stunning seaside is yours to explore, in this, the least densely populated part of England. You’ll see why the region is a constant favourite with photographers and artists, with a touch of heritage and history adding the icing on the cake to the stunning surroundings. Secret coves and rocky bays tie in with ancient castles and artefacts of the past to bring you an underrated coastal experience that will live long in the memory. We’re out to prove that you don’t have to head south for the best seaside staycation. Here are five of the best beaches in the North East just waiting to be discovered.

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire
Skegness: steeped in coastal folklore

Lovely Lincolnshire is often overshadowed by its larger neighbours, so we’re here to place the spotlight on a county that must be one of Britain’s best hidden gems and home to some of the best beaches in the North East. Here are three of our favourites: 

1. Cleethorpes Beach, Cleethorpes

There are plenty of attractions at Cleethorpes Beach. Papas legendary fish and chips luring many a holidaymaker to the town since 1966. The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway and the Lollipop land train are just two other brilliant things to try out.

2. Mablethorpe Beach, Mablethorpe 

Mablethorpe Beach is a marvellous stretch of sand on the Lincolnshire coast, offering magnificent views of the North Sea and generous space to sit back and relax or stroll along with family and your four-legged furry one.

3. Skegness Beach, Skegness 

Its magnificently sized stretch of sound ties in perfectly with its charming wooden pier that’s just one of the attractions in the town that makes Skegness Beach so great for visitors and their families. You’re at the heart of one of the best coastlines in the county here, with a Blue Flag award cementing the fantastic reputation of the coastal gem. 

Northumberland

Northumberland
Spittal: easily accessed from our Berwick park

Northumberland is England’s most rural county. Close to the historic frontier with Scotland, this North East paradise is home to some of the country's most untouched beaches. Here are some you'll fall in love with:

1. Cheswick Sands, near Cheswick 

This vast coastal causeway perfectly showcases the rewards that Northumberland gives its visitors. On a clear day, you'll see the last section of the English coast up to the Scottish border, and with the area as peaceful as it comes, you’re likely to have this magical place to yourself. 

2. Coves Haven Beach, Holy Island

A short drive south from Haggerston Castle holiday park lies the the picturesque site of the historic Holy Island, or Lindisfarne as it’s also been known as over the centuries. The peaceful sight of the archipelago stands in stark contrast to its history, having been conquered by Vikings amongst other invaders.

3. Spittal Beach, Spittal

Spittal Beach sits just south of the bustling town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England’s most northerly that’s also home to our Berwick Holiday Park. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take a snap of the beautiful Berwick Lighthouse just across the bay. 

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An image showing the piazza at Skegness Holiday Park

Skegness, Lincolnshire

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Cleethorpes Beach self catering holidays

Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire

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Golden Sands self catering holidays

Golden Sands, Lincolnshire

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire
Cayton Bay: cool and close to us

As England’s largest county and one of its most diverse, Yorkshire is home to a range of big hitting beaches that couple up as some of the best beaches in the North East. We’ve whittled down the options to a shortlist we think you should tick off: 

  1. The Hunmanby Gap’s beaches 

This uninterrupted series of beaches sits on the fantastic Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, stretching from the headland itself all the way to the town of Filey in what encompasses the best part of 10 miles along the North Sea. The colossal cliffs of Flamborough are where our magnificent Thornwick Bay holiday park lies, and these towers give way to golden sand at Reighton Sands Beach, home to our Reighton Sands holiday park.

2. Cayton Bay beach

Cayton Bay Beach is a magnificent hideaway between the larger towns of Filey and Scarborough and is another that’s easily accessible from us by way of our Blue Dolphin Holiday Park, a mere three miles along the seaside. This is a hotspot for watersports, with conditions particularly favouring surfers and windsurfers.

3. Robin Hood’s Bay 

Located around 20 or so miles up the coast from the Hunmanby Gap, the bay is a brilliant place to capture the beauty of the county’s coast. Rugged cliffs overlook the sand, and when you head down to sea level, you’ll see the remnants of what used to be smuggling tunnels from the sea to the heart of the town.

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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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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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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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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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