Leisure
Warkworth Beach
 

Warkworth Beach is situated approximately one mile from the village in close proximity to the 9-hole links golf course. It is part of the Northumberland Coast Path and the North Sea Trail and the Heritage Coast of North East England.

Warkworth Beach has a huge expanse of golden sand with an extensive dune system which runs north of the village towards Alnmouth Bay and southwards towards the North Side of Amble (Warkworth) Harbour.  The beach is so vast that even on the hottest summer day it can still appear to be almost deserted. The dune system is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Warkworth Beach is cleaned monthly – manually by the local council. Dog and litter bins are provided in the car park.

There is no known sewerage discharge onto Warkworth Beach and has been MCS recommended for the past three years as having excellent water quality.  (MCS is the UK quality standard for water standards).

The beach can be reached by turning right up a steep narrow hill immediately after crossing the new bridge at the north end of the village. Car parking for up to 100 cars is available approximately 500 yards from the beach. Toilets with disabled facilities are provided in the car park. A pathway links the car park to the beach through the dune system. The path is stepped but quite steep and care should be taken when accessing and exiting the beach. The Cycle and Castle national cycle route also links to the beach. 

Swimming, sailing, sea canoeing, surfing and fishing are all popular activities on this beach.  Bathing is considered to be generally safe from Warkworth Beach although it has no lifeguard – an emergency telephone is located in the car park.

 

Warkworth Golf Club
 

Founded in 1891, Warkworth is a nine hole fairly flat seaside links course. A typical Old Tom Morris design, the course is oval shaped with four holes in a northerly direction and five holes facing south. It is a picturesque but challenging nine-hole course. For those looking for a full round of golf, there are eighteen tees so a full round is possible, but – fair warning this is not a course for the faint of heart. Measuring only 5986 yards, it has a par of 70 which is a good indication of how challenging it can be. Concentration and accuracy are vital, and it should not be underestimated because there are many long par 4s that require skill to negotiate.   

It is accessed by turning right immediately after crossing the new road bridge at the north end of the village and going up the steep, narrow hill towards the beach and following the road to the clubhouse.

Warkworth Golf Club also benefits from a fine range of facilities and a good clubhouse. There is ample free car parking outside the clubhouse for golfers only and there is an on- site café/restaurant with an all year round catering service (more restricted hours in wintertime)

Visitors welcome, except Tuesday and Saturday which are competition days
See www.warkworthgolfclub.co.uk for more information.

 

 

NORTHSIDE SURFSCHOOL

SURF’S UP!!

Beach Surf and Stand Up Paddle Lessons   

This family-run Surfschool is based in Amble Northumberland, situated on the stunning northeast coast and offers beach surf lessons to young and old. The business is operated by Jon Nolan who has worldwide surfing experience and is a BSA Surfing Coach and a RLSS Beach Lifeguard.

Northside can arrange lessons on several beaches along the Northumberland coast: 

North Druridge Bay, Warkworth Bay, Longhoughton Bay, Embleton Bay, Beadnell Bay, Seahouses and Bamburgh

They even have exclusive access to their own private beach road!

Northside Surfschool operates 7 days a week, 12 months of the year and caters for all needs.

NEW for 2014 – Silver-Surfer lessons! also 'Kids bodyboarding lessons and parties, Kids paddleboarding , Gift Vouchers and SURF CLUB!

See www.northside-surf-school.co.uk or phone 01665 713146 Or 07944 398115 for details of latest offers and booking information. 

The Original and Best Surfschool in Northumberland!

 

Duridge Bay Country Park

Druridge Bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle walk, paddle and surf. It has all the amenities you need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children's play area.

Today it is very peaceful with just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past. In the 19th century coal was mined nearby. During World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion and the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores can still be seen.

The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition there are 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes which offer ample space to get away from it all.

Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling. There are also a series of smaller nature reserves - home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe.

There are current plans to improve Druridge further and turn it into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.

For further details contact the park staff at 
Druridge Bay Country Park
Hadston
Nr Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 5BX.  
Tel 01670 760968 
Email: druridgebay@northumberland.gov.uk

www.visitnorthumberland.com/do/druridge-bay-country-park-p26011

Please note that normal car parking charges apply throughout the year.


 

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