Sandcastles and rockpools at Bamburgh Beach

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Do you know your cockles from your winkles? St. Aidan and Grace Darling certainly did. And what better place to learn than on Bamburgh Beach.

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Dominated by an imposing castle with flower rich rolling dunes, views of the Farnes and a vast sandy wilderness, it’s easy to understand why Bamburgh Beach consistently tops the charts as a favourite seaside destination.

The wee’uns can spend hours re-creating their own castles in the sand from the real life template, or grab your nets from the village shop and see what beasties you can find in the array of rock pools.

In the beautiful setting of St. Aidan’s Church are the shrines for the great founder himself and local heroine, Grace Darling. Directly opposite the church is the RNLI Grace Darling museum where you can discover all about Grace’s life, and her infamous rescue through exhibitions and stories.

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BBlooming sand dunes on Bamburgh Beach © Gavin Duthie and Northumberland County Council
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BBamburgh Beach with the magnificent Bamburgh Castle © Northumberland County Council
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