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Druridge Bay Coast and Nature Reserves

The coast of Northumberland is rich in wildlife and beautiful landscapes.  Druridge Bay is particularly popular, with a good selection of nature rerserves nearby and there are some great beaches.  The coastline stretches for miles between Amble to the north and Cresswell to the South.

Key species to watch out for include Shore Lark, Snow Bunting, Twite, Rock and Water Pipits, Black-throated, Great Northern,  and Red-throated Divers, Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes; and Eider and Long-tailed Ducks.

Terns are also present during the spring and summer months and Auks and Gannets can be seen offshore.

A Sanderling

Nearby nature reserves include, Coquet Island, Hauxley, Druridge Bay CP and East Chevington to the north and Druridge Pools, Cresswell Pond and Ellington NR to the south.

County

Northumberland

Map Reference

NZ 246 106

Habitats

  • Coastal
  • Wetland
  • Farmland

Access

There is free access all year round.

Facilities

There is a cafe, a shop and some toilets in Cresswell Village to the south and at Druridge Bay CP and Amble to the north.

Parking

There are a number of free car parks along the coast, which are often close to the nearby nature reserves. These include Cresswell Village, Druridge Pools, East Chevington, Druridge Bay CP and Hauxley.