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Horden Beach

Peterlee, County Durham

A lot of coal spoil was dumped on Horden beach which is in the process of dispersing. This is a long beach backed by an extensive National Trust Area and bordered at it's south end by the picturesque Denesmouth.

Beach Type





Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long beach with a lot of space to stretch your legs.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Peterlee
County: County Durham
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7753, -1.30503
Postcode: SR8 4TE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Peterlee. head east towards the coast and Horden. Access to the beach is either south of the town or from the road between Horden and Easington Colliery.

Nearest Railway Stations

Seaham (Approx. 5 miles away)
Hartlepool (Approx. 7 miles away)
Seaton Carew (Approx. 9 miles away)
Sunderland (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Horden Grassland - South, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Horden Grassland - North, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Blackhills Road, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Limekiln Gill Local Nature Reserve, Horden (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Seaside Lane, Easington (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - North, Peterlee (Short stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Castle Dene Shopping Centre - South, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Lowhills Road, Peterlee (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Blackhall Rocks - Dead Man's Point, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Blackhall Rock Local Nature Reserve, Blackhall Colliery (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Peterlee