Druridge Bay is a 7-mile stretch of golden sandy shoreline, backed by grassy dunes. The beach here runs south from Amble, all the way down to Cresswell. Along this part of the coast, which curves gently around a wide bay, are the remains of pill-boxes and anti-tank blocks, being the remnants of defences placed here during the Second World War. The central section of the beach can be found down a lane heading east out of Widdrington village. This area of the coast is rich in wildlife, and makes a popular destination for walking or birdwatching. Look out for golden plover and purple sandpipers.
Beach nudity in the North East: What is the law, and are there nudist beaches in the region?
Fancy getting your kit off on the beach this summer? Here are the rules. Equally though, if someone visited a beach known to be popular among nudists where quite a lot of people were undressed, it would be hard for them to argue this had been done to shock or offend them - particularly if there was another stretch of beach they could visit where people largely stayed clothed. More information can be found here.
Northumberland Coast Country Park is situated on the bay, and part of the bay the section near the farmstead of Druridge , in the centre of the bay is owned by the National Trust. Coastal areas on the bay are set aside as nature reserves. The defences included scaffolding barriers and anti-tank blocks overlooked by pillboxes ; behind these were minefields and an anti-tank ditch. Between the hamlets of Druridge and Cresswell, anti-glider ditches were dug and there is an extant brick-built decoy control. The bay was the focus of a long-running campaign against proposals to construct a Pressurised Water Reactor nuclear power station during the s and for the large-scale extraction of sand from the area in the s.