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“Fantastic open space”

Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

The beach was great for long walks , framed by the two castles .We also found a Couple of shipwrecks , and fantastic for wildlife .

1  Thank Shackyp
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"golden sands"
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

OK, so it's a bit of a walk to get there from the nearest parking spot (20 mins or so), but well worth it. Huge beaches with spectacular sea views is what Northumberland is all about, but this beach tops the lot because it's almost always empty.

We have a lurcher who likes nothing more than a good run and this is his absolute favourite place. While the crowds are "doing their thing" over at Bamburgh, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the castle with a view of Lindisfarne thrown in for good measure.

Because of the walk across fields (often containing cows and/or sheep, but they don't seem bothered by passers by) it's not really suited to young families or those who need to carry a whole heap of stuff for a day on the beach. For everyone else though it's well worth every step.

2  Thank Sarah-Keeling
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

If you don't mind a one mile walk to a really spectacular beach, then this has to be one of the best kept secrets of North Northumberland. Park your car on the edge of the little hamlet before taking the public footpath directly to the beach. On arrival you will be met by the most stunning views of sandy beach and sea, with Holy Island to your left and majestic Bamburgh and Budle Bay to your right. Walk towards Holy Island to the navigational beacons and wonder at the quiet and isolation. But be careful during the summer months - this is a nudist beach and those who practise this hang out in the sand dunes! On the beach, you won't be bothered. A definite must see.

1  Thank monn53
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

What's not to like ? Rolling seas, sweeping sands, swooping birds and a castle in each direction ! We had a beautiful day on Ross Back Sands then saw a barn owl on our way home.

Thank Strigiform
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Parking is on the edge of the Hamlet of “Ross”. You have to walk a mile and a half across a farm and sand dunes to get to the beach. Beware if you have a dog that there are sheep & cattle. Wouldn’t say it was a particularly good baby buggy track. No Bicycles allowed either. The walk to the pinnacles located on the main land opposite Holy Island Castle is about 2 hours if you are a beach comber. Holy Island Castle is to your left and Bamburgh Castle to your right. It is remote and there are hardly any people there. There just the other day and I think about 8 people on the entire length of the beach. Take everything with you as the nearest Shop etc is located in Belford. The sea is always very cold – we use half wet suits but your feet feel like they could snap off! Have on occasion seen up to 20 or so people on the beach at its busiest. I cried “What are these people doing on my Beach”! It has that exclusivity about it. Come to think about it don’t know why I am on here telling you about it!!!

5  Thank 2-guys-glasgow
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