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East Durham Coast

Nm, Durham, England
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Durham
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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