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East Durham Coast

Address: Nm, Durham, England
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Ranked #3 of 20 Activities in Durham
Type: Beaches, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Beaches, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
44 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We live close to Hartlepool and whenever possible we try to visit the coastal area. There are some stunning walks, deserted beaches and lots of fresh air. This area is definitely worth a visit on a weekly basis where you can take in the scenery, breath in the clean air and get away from it all. Miles of walks where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Drove through here after meaning to for years of passing on train to Edinburgh. Absolutely stunning coast, fantastic drive. Great places to stop and eat and just walk for miles with stunning views.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I used to live a few miles from here but had to move inland due to new job. This is one are of the North east I really miss the most. Although not quite as rugged as Northumberland, it has its own charm and character to appreciate. During the summer months, put on your walking shoes and enjoy what it... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Durham Coastal Footpath is a superb 11 mile walking route from Seaham in the north to Crimdon in the south, leading through stunning clifftop scenery with links into coastal villages each with their own special stories to tell. This coast is one that has been affected by constant change, both natural and manmade, but it has always been a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
38 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The best place to start a walk on this coast is at noses point in Seaham, there is ample parking and a few interpretive boards, there is a steep (after you step over a low fence) path down to an industrial beach area which is often completely deserted, and about half a mile further on a set of well maintained... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed the variety of this coast line from cliff to beaches which the mines had previously used for dumping. Some wonderful but hidden sandy beaches. Nice promenades to walk along.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great for seeing the coast. If you are from a city, lovely to see the beaches and sea. Good day out from a quite beach at Seaham and Sunderland to more activity at South Shields. Easily accessible from Durham by bus. Good day out for everyone, and for the photographers among us.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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