Walking along a Northumberland beach

Dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland

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From Berwick-upon-Tweed to the River Coquet Estuary, Northumberland makes up 40 miles of coastline in the very northeast corner of England. The county is not only rich in contemporary culture, historical attractions, World Heritage Sites such as Hadrian’s Wall and dramatic landscapes, but also in beautiful sandy beaches.

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly beach in Northumberland where you and your canine companion can breathe in some salty sea air, splash through clean waters, and dine together at beachfront cafes then Northumberland is the county for you. Northumberland has a surprising number of golden sand beaches where you can leave pawprints in the sand. We’ve selected a few of our favourite dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland for you to uncover. Take a paw through the options and begin planning an exciting holiday where you and your best friend can get exploring or relax with the family.

Warkworth Beach, Warkworth

Warkworth Beach, Warkworth
Warkworth: a walker's wonder

Dogs allowed: all year round

This beautiful beach makes for a beautiful walk any time of year thanks to the massive stretch of pristine, golden sand that extends as far as the eye can see and is bound to get your dog’s tail wagging. Swimming and water sports such as kayaking are an option too as the quality of water is excellent. We highly recommend Warkworth for families, fishing enthusiasts, runners, but especially to dog walkers.

There are no restrictions on dogs at Warkworth Beach and your pooch will simply love the space afforded to him/her on their walk. The well-located car park only helps matters, being positioned about a five minute walk away through the dunes, and at just a few quid it’s a bargain for the quality of coastline you can access. The on-site toilets are only a bonus!

Seahouses Beach, Seahouses

Seahouses Beach, Seahouses
Seahouses: a stunning space to stretch the legs

Dogs allowed: all year round

Your pooch will love this traditional English seaside beach where fun is to be had in spades. We’re most impressed by the long expanse of sand to the north of Seahouses which offers plenty of space to frolic in, but there’s also the harbour area and many rock pools which are exposed at low tide that you can explore with your dog.

The village of Seahouses itself is a working fishing port, and is the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands. From quaint shops in the town and delightful pubs serving local fare, to several boat companies offering seal, seabird, dolphin and whale spotting tours, Seahouses plays an active role in the local tourist industry and so has excellent amenities. Enjoy excellent views of the Farne Islands in the distance as you let your dog explore the beach’s gentle slope, low, grassy dunes and rocky outcrops at one of the best dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland.

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Rumbling Kern Beach, Howick

Rumbling Kern Beach, Howick
Rumbling Kern: a hidden gem if ever we saw one

Dogs allowed: all year round

This secret beauty spot is found at Cullernose Point near Howick and is overlooked by The Bathing House, a historic house which belonged to Earl Grey (of tea fame) and was part of the family’s Howick Hall Estate. The dog friendly beach lies off the beaten track, boasting scenery that frankly wouldn’t look out of place in a fantasy film. No wonder it is a closely guarded secret amongst locals. Rumbling Kern was once a smuggler’s cove and it benefits from the shelter of characterful cliffs which also provide plenty of nooks and crannies for your four-legged friend to get stuck into, sniffing away to their heart’s delight.

If you come here for the day, then make sure to pack a picnic and supplies as you won’t find an ice cream van for miles around! It’s not hard to see why smugglers chose the beach as an undercover drop-off point and why Earl Grey made his family retreat here. The parking area is just a strip of gravel that borders the farm fence south of Craster. Parking is free, but spaces are limited, so get there early to avoid disappointment!

Newton Haven, Low Newton-by-the-Sea

Newton Haven, Low Newton-by-the-Sea
Newton Haven: an historic hideaway

Dogs allowed: all year round

The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle looming on the horizon make this large sand and shingle beach extra scenic. The sheltered bay is popular with water sports enthusiasts and bird watchers and might make you feel more like you’re in Cornwall than the North East. No matter what time of the year you visit, the beach never gets overcrowded, and so your dog will love the freedom to hurtle around and get stuck into the clean sea.

If you get lucky, you may spot seal pups basking on the rocks. Be sure that you and your canine companion give them a wide berth so as not to scare them. Why not round off your beach walk with a spot of dinner at the friendly Ship Inn - as one of the most dog-friendly pubs in the area, they will welcome a well-behaved dog in much the same way they welcome you. There is a car park at the village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea, about 100 meters from the entrance to the beach.

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From 12 July 2024 the holiday home price is reduced from £37,995 to £33,995 and will remain at this price until all available stock is sold. 

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As at 12 July 2024 this price is available at Berwick, Burnham-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Hafan y Mor, Kent Coast, Lakeland, Marton Mere, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Weymouth Bay. 

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

From 12 July 2024 the holiday home price is reduced from £37,995 to £29,995 until 31 August 2024 at which point it will revert to £33,995. At Far Grange the holiday home price point is reduced from £33,995 and will revert to this price on 31 August 2024. 

The holiday home 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 this price is available at – Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea, Cleethorpes Beach, Come Haven, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, The Orchards, Quay West, and Wild Duck 

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.   

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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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‘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.

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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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