Football Hole beach

Football Hole beach is a small but beautiful bay of pale sand, surrounded by dunes where you can sit and look out for seals, seabirds and, occasionally, dolphins.

On a sunny day, the pale sand and green-blue sea will make you think you’re on a tropical island rather than in north east England.

Football Hole beach is on the walking route between Beadnell and Low Newton, one of the must-do walks when in the Northumberland area.

The beach is most easily accessed by walking north from Low Newton (approximately 10 minutes). There’s no direct road access to Football Hole beach, keeping it relatively free of people. Perfect.

Great for dogs because they can run around off their lead, and also enjoy the walk there along the grassy path, and beyond to Beadnell Bay if you wish to explore further. The Ship Inn in Low Newton is very dog-friendly so you can take your dog with you if you want lunch or a pint before or after your walk. If the Ship Inn is full, the Joiners Arms in High Newton is also dog-friendly.

Great for kids because they’ll love playing in the pale sand and paddling in the beautifully clear water. Be aware though that there are no toilet or bin facilities, so if you’re planning a picnic you’ll need to take all your bits and bobs home with you. The Ship Inn in Low Newton does toasties and ice creams, so is a good re-fuelling stop.

4.1 miles from
Old Salt Cottage

The beautiful blue-green sea and pale sand of Football Hole beach

The beautiful blue-green sea and pale sand of Football Hole beach

Football Hole beach is quiet and often completely deserted

Football Hole beach is quiet and often completely deserted

Summer evening dusk at Football Hole beach

Summer evening dusk at Football Hole beach

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