British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

This website will be moving soon! We have a new domain name, and a new design. The current site will close later this year, but in the meantime you can check out the new version at

Newbiggin - North Beach

Ashington, Northumberland

A rocky shore with a small sheltered sandy beach at low tide. There is a sea wall and promenade and the bay is still home to a small fleet of traditional fishing boats.

Beach Type



Public toilets and a small caravan site
Further facilities are available in the town


There is a leisure centre in the town

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll the promenade and explore the town.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Newcastle upon Tyne TIC. 132 Grainger Street. Tyne & Wear 0191 261 0610


Nearest town: Ashington
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1834, -1.50211
Postcode: NE64 6DU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Just off the A189 north of Newcastle.

Public Transport

Arriva Northumbria (Northumbria)'s bus service number X31 runs between Newbiggin By The Sea and Newcastle.

Nearest Railway Stations

Pegswood (Approx. 5 miles away)
Widdrington (Approx. 6 miles away)
Morpeth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Cramlington (Approx. 8 miles away)
Acklington (Approx. 11 miles away)

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


Parking next to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
New King Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
New Queen Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Wilkie Terrace, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Milburn Park, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Woodhorn Church, Woodhorn (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Newbiggin Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Woodhorn Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Milburn Road, Ashington (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ashington