Newton Pool – Low Newton by the Sea

Birdwatching Sites Newton Pool – Low Newton by the Sea

The beautiful village of ‘Low Newton by the Sea‘ is home to one of Northumberland’s most attractive freshwater nature reserves. After a short walk, from a nearby pay and display car park, visitors can access ‘Newton Pool, via a path close to the ‘Ship Inn’. Not far, is an area of wet grassland which is popular with waders, which in 2016 included Little and Temminck’s Stints and a Pectoral Sandpiper. A Baird’s Sandpiper was also found later which had travelled from Boulmer where it had been spending time previously.

Continuing along the path, you very quickly come to a brand new bird hide at the edge of a freshwater pond providing visitors an opportunity to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife up close.

A Grey Heron

As the reserve sits close to the coastline, the site is popular with spring and autumn migrants, which has included rarities such as Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Greenish and Barred Warblers.



Map Reference

NU 241 241


  • Freshwater
  • Wetland
  • Coastal
  • Grassland


There is a free access to Newton Pool and the nearby coastline.

The reserve is suitable for accompanied wheelchairs


There is a brand new hide which is accessible for wheelchair users.

There are public toilets in Low Newton village behind the Ship Inn.


There is paid parking close to Low Newton Village.