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“Great beach”

Seaton Sluice Beach
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Free parking at various places between Seaton Sluice and Blyth (unlike nearby Tynemouth and Whitley Bay). Great views. Gently sloping sand backed by dunes. Dog and horse friendly. Good selection of eateries nearby. What more could you want?

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“The beach is beautiful. So is the fish and chips”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is a beach on which dogs are allowed. Provided that there are conscientious dog owners, it is a clean beach between Whitley Bay and Blyth. Backed by sand-dunes the beach itself is attractive with lovely golden sand, ideal for sand castles. Gently sloping sand into the (cold) North Sea. The view North towards Blyth is not pretty and the wind-turbines do not enhance it. There is a Tarmac path along the top of the dunes used by walkers, strollers and cyclists (some of whom seem to think they rule the world and despise you for daring to use "their" space to walk or stretch your legs, sitting on a bench). There is a conveniently placed car park at Seaton Sluice. If you are not very mobile steps enable you to get to the path/benches on top of the dunes from the car park. However, getting from there to the beach is not easy - you basically wade through sand dunes.

At the Southern end of the beach you have on-road parking close to two "ok" pubs, the Kings Arms (no juke box, no fruit machines) and the Waterford Arms. Both serve food and the Waterford Arms was known for its fish and chips under the previous owner. Across the main (coast) road is Gill's fish and chips which is WONDERFUL and worth a detour even without the beach. Eat in or better still take-out and eat overlooking the beach.

To round off the visit go to the the Crescent Cafe in nearby Seaton Delavel for superb home-made Italian ice-cream.

Be prepared to queue both at Gill's and the Crescent Cafe!

Visited June 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Visited after a walk from Whitely Bay. View from the Kings Arms lovely supplemented by a wide choice of good beers to choose from

Visited April 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“A lovely beach”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

A lovely beach with the added bonus of good pub grub or the best fish and chips in the area! There is a house on the corner that sells tea and coffee for charity too

Visited May 2013
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“A natural beach”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We enjoy coming here as it is in a more natural setting than many near to urban areas. The sand dunes provide a lovely backdrop and the beach is large and sweeping along the coast, always clean.

Visited May 2013
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