Low Newton and Beadnell – Sept 2021
The Low Newton and Beadnell walk takes us between the lovely old fishing villages of Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Beadnell, along two routes.
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We start at the car park in High Newton-by-the-Sea. A little walk into the village, down an alley and across a field, leads us to Low Newton-by-the-Sea.
This little fishing village is right on the beach, and because the road here doesn’t lead anywhere, it is very quiet. The Ship Inn sits in the corner of the square of fishermen’s cottages.
We leave Low Newton and follow the coastline around Newton Point, to Football Hole beach. There are beautiful sea views here and extensive wild flower meadows.
The path leads round The Snook, where you can see right up the beach to Beadnell.
Just after The Snook, we can get down to the beach. We need to do this at low tide, as there are access restrictions during summer months to reduce disturbance to the breeding colonies of Arctic and Little Terns and Ringed Plovers, which nest on the beach.
The beach is a gorgeous place to walk, as with almost every other beach in Northumberland. Low tide is also the best time to cross Long Nanny Burn, as it is shallow. It leads directly to Beadnell harbour, from where we head up into town.
The Salt Water Cafe is a short walk through the caravan park and across fields. It’s only small, so we can get take-away here and sit on the church green.
Along the links
The return journey is via Tughall Mill Links and Newton Links, on the Northumberland Coast Path. This route goes round the back of the nature reserve and over Long Nanny Burn again, but on a bridge this time.
Back to the coast
When we get to Newton Steads Car Park, we will return to the path by the coastline, and retrace our steps to Low Newton-by-the-Sea. Here we can enjoy some refreshments at The Ship Inn, before returning to the car park.
Hope to see you there.
Julie and Martin x
Gallery – Low Newton and Beadnell
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