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East Durham Coast

Nm, Durham, England
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in Durham
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited the coast at seaham harbour and Easington colliery although very peace full this coast is steeped in minning history and of course the ww2 battle of dogga bank in which seaham was shelled . its free to visit

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Durham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Living close to this coast-line, we are able to visit it frequently and its beauty never disappoints us. Traditionally, this was a very industrial area and the coast and beaches reflected this. However, money has been invested into the area and the beaches and towns have been cleaned up. Once again, the coast-line stands tall, proud and beautiful. My husband... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited Seaham. The first part of our walk was around the harbour. Really disappointed not to be able to visit the lighthouse (fisherman only) second part was from Nose's Point. That was a good walk but you need to wrap up!! The wind off the sea was biting :)

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Bury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Up until we went I always thought of Hartlepool as an industrial town. We parked next to the marina, and we could have been in another country. Big cafe culture, and lots of cafes to choose from. The lovely sunshine helped too.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This coastline is one of the most beautiful, that I live here makes me biased but it really is lovely. we walk regualry in Hawthorn Dene.

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Lovely little seaside town, recovering from depression and recession with the help of Lottery money. Nice beaches, several coffee shops and lots of free parking. Harbour and marina - up and coming.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Starts in the north with one of the largest car boot sales held every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer, The Seaham Hall Hotel, which used to be the manor house, and was where Lord Byron married Anne Milbanke. Next to that, moving south, the Church of St Mary's, a 7th century church, and open at certain times. The new estate... More

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

East Durham Coast has some fabulous scenery and wonderful walks. Check out the Durham Heritage Coast website for more info.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Visited Seaham whilst in Durham for a long weekend. Had heard about the old glassworks that used to be there, that had dumped the old glass into the sea back in the 1920s, resulting in shiny, smooth glass pebbles being washed up on the beach to this day. I expected it to be difficult to find any glass pebbles, as... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful coastline with beautiful surroundings such as Hawthorn Dene. Great coffee shops, ice cream parlour and fish n' chip shop.

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