British Beaches

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Alnmouth Beach

Alnmouth, Northumberland

A quiet sandy beach set in a wide bay. A beautiful rural setting away from the hustle and bustle and with plenty of bird watching opportunities along the sand dunes.

Beach Type



Public toilets by the beach
A hotel
Shops and cafes a ten minute walk away in the village


Fishing along the river
Golf course nearby and good birdwatching opportunities

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal path heading North or South and plenty of opportunity to spot birds.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly by contractors and both litter bins and dog bins are provided.


There are no dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Alnwick TIC. 2 The Shambles. Northumberland tel: 01665 510665


Nearest town: Alnmouth
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3896, -1.60058
Postcode: NE66 2RW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Alnmouth, Northumberland at Explore Britain.


Just off the A1068 south-east of Alnwick.

Public Transport

Alnmouth has a train station though it is a long walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Alnmouth (About a mile and a half away)
Acklington (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Small free car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Alnmouth, Alnmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Alnmouth Station, Lesbury (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Warkworth Dunes Picnic Site, Amble By The Sea (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
New Town, Warkworth (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Amble Braid Picnic Site, Amble (Long stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Harbour Road, Amble (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Leazes Street, Amble (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Coquet Street, Amble (Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Little Shore, Amble (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Turner Street, Amble (Long stay).
About 3.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Alnmouth