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Denemouth South Beach

Hartlepool, County Durham

Situated at the mouth of the Castle Eden Dene valley and making up the northern end of the Durham coast Nature Reserve. This is a pretty beach and excellent for birdwatching and nature enthusiasts. Photo of Elephant Rock on the same stretch of coast.

Beach Type



Local facilities in nearby town


Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

The Castle Eden Dene valley is an important natural area valued for it's insect and plant life. the Blackhall reserve to the south is an established wetland site and popular with various bird species.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

PETERLEE TIC 20 The Upper Chare. Peterlee County Durham. SR8 1BW Tel: +44 (0) 191 586 4450


Nearest town: Hartlepool
County: County Durham
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7591, -1.28976
Postcode: SR8 4HN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Head North of Hartlepool taking the A1086 coast road.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hartlepool (Approx. 6 miles away)
Seaham (Approx. 6 miles away)
Seaton Carew (Approx. 8 miles away)
Redcar Central (Approx. 13 miles away)

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


The car park is up the valley and a 15 minute walk from the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Limekiln Gill Local Nature Reserve, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Blackhall Rocks - Dead Man's Point, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Blackhills Road, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Horden Grassland - South, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Blackhall Rock Local Nature Reserve, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Horden Grassland - North, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - South, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - North, Peterlee (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Seaside Lane, Easington (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Lowhills Road, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hartlepool