Approx 3.75 miles (one way)
Start your walk from picturesque Beadnell Harbour. You can park on Harbour Road or, alternatively, there’s a free car park next to the entrance to Beadnell Links caravan park.
Head along the beach at Beadnell Bay as it sweeps south towards the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle way off in the distance.
When you reach the section of the beach where Brunton Burn reaches the sea, you’ll have to follow the bay inland slightly to the bridge that crosses the burn (unless you’re happy to paddle your way across).
Past the burn you enter the Long Nanny Bird Sanctuary, which is a nesting site for thousands of Arctic terns, little terns and ringed plovers – a haven for bird watchers. During nesting season, please respect any signs asking you to keep dogs on leads.
As you reach the end of Beadnell Bay beach you’ll find a footpath that takes you around the small headland to the beautiful, and usually deserted, Football Hole beach.
Continue to follow the path around the next, slightly larger, headland and you’ll soon be rewarded with views down towards Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay.
When you reach Low Newton you can reward yourself with a well-earned lunch and pint in the highly-recommended Ship Inn. If you have more energy to burn, you can continue your walk around the next bay to Embleton and Dunstanburgh Castle.
Great for dogs because they can run off all their energy on the vast expanse of beach at Beadnell Bay and even join you in the dog-friendly Ship Inn when you reach the end of the walk. Just be aware that you may need to keep your dog on a lead as you pass the small portion of beach that’s roped off for nesting seabirds.
2.3 miles from
Old Salt Cottage