Low Newton-by-the-Sea

Low Newton’s main feature is a beautiful square of white-washed cottages, almost all of which are owned by the National Trust.

The square overlooks an expansive stretch of beach offering striking views of Dunstanburgh Castle for those who wander far enough. From Low Newton you can head south and walk as far as the castle, or cut up across the golf course to Embleton. Alternatively, heading north you can follow the path around the headland to more wonderful stretches of beach as far as Beadnell.

Just beyond the square, a short footpath leads to Newton Pool Bird Reserve, which is a great place for bird watchers to spot the many seabirds, shorebirds and wildfowl which frequent Newton Pond. The footpath continues through the dunes behind the beach past many charming (if slightly ramshackle) beach huts.

Once you’re finished exploring the beach, the jewel in the crown of Low Newton’s square itself is The Ship Inn, a fantastic little pub providing wonderful locally sourced food and craft beer brewed right next door. See our guide to The Ship Inn for more information.

Great for dogs because they can stretch their legs with a run on the beach or a swim in the sea and also join you in the dog-friendly Ship Inn when you're ready for a pit stop.

Great for kids because there's a golden sandy beach to explore and some great rocky outcrops to dabble in the pools that are left behind when the tide goes out.

4.7 miles from
Old Salt Cottage

The beautiful square in Low Newton

The beautiful square in Low Newton

The beach looking towards Dunstanburgh Castle

The beach looking towards Dunstanburgh Castle

Enjoying the micro-brewed beer from The Ship Inn

Enjoying the micro-brewed beer from The Ship Inn

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