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East Durham Coast

Nm, Durham, England
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Durham
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Seaham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Seaham
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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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoyed a very pleasant walk along the coast near Peterlee. The beach was still scarred from its industrial past but is recovering well. It was uncrowded and the scenery was amazing. The beach we were on had a thick layer of stones with the odd rag or wooden beam poking out, it was a reminder of our destruction of... More

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cheshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

not all coal heaps but pleasant for walking and nature spotting. saw plenty of happy families enj some stone skimming on the pebbly baysoying the sandy beaches and we enjoyed

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