Holidays in Druridge Bay & Cresswell
Along the Northumberland Coast, you'll find the beautiful, sandy Druridge Bay and nearby Cresswell - spanning 7 miles in total, with a number of unique things to see and do during a stay in the area. It's the perfect coastal getaway for families, couples and groups of friends - with activities galore and a wealth of stunning scenery to admire.
Bring along your bike or surfboard to get the most out of Druridge Bay, and experience Northumberland's natural landscape in all its glory - with an array of nature reserves and wildlife to be found, including such rare bird species as the golden snipe.
Our guide to Druridge Bay and Cresswell covers everything from exploring the famous Woodhorn Museum - where you can uncover 800 years of Northumberland history - to trying the afternoon tea menu at the Drift Café! Once you've experienced all of the local delights for yourself, you can spend a relaxing night in one our self-catering coastal cottages - a stone's throw from all of the action Northumberland has to offer.
Things to do in Druridge Bay & Cresswell
Druridge Bay Country Park: experience the great outdoors at Druridge Bay Country Park, a 7-mile stretch of land that allows you to wander from Amble to Cresswell. Restored from an old coal mine, the park is one of Northumberland's many breath-taking sights - centred around a large lake and surrounded by lush woods and meadows. A visit to this local hotspot is a great way to spend a few hours in the area - with on-site amenities including toilets, a small café and a children's play area.
Woodhorn Museum: discover Northumberland's rich history and mining heritage at Woodhorn Museum. With free entry, visitors can explore the 'coal town' and find out more about the local mining community. With interactive displays guaranteed to keep the kids occupied, the museum offers an engaging, hands-on way for children to experience history.
Northside Surf School: if you want to do something a little more adventurous, why not visit Northumberland's own watersports epicentre? Northside Surf School is a family-run surfing academy where prices start from as little as £30 (or £90 'family sessions' for two adults and two children). All wetsuits and surfboards are included in the price, and smiles are guaranteed - so grab a board and get involved!
Druridge Bay & Cresswell restaurants
Drift Café: this pet-friendly café is always packed with visitors and it's not hard to see why. The charming local eatery boasts unforgettable views across Druridge Bay and sells delicious food at great prices - from coffees and cakes to scones and full English breakfasts - meaning there's guaranteed to be something for everyone.
The Old Post Office Bistro: open on Friday and Saturday evenings, the Old Post Office bistro is a short drive from Druridge Bay and serves everything from fresh scallops to rich chocolate pudding - so you'll be positively spoilt for choice. Local produce that's cooked fresh and accompanied by a warm and mellow atmosphere makes this an ideal option for a family dinner or romantic meal for two.
Harbour Fish Bar: no trip to the Northumberland Coast is complete without a good old-fashioned fish and chips - and the Harbour Fish Bar promises to serve you the best fish and chips in the region. With fresh fish and thick-cut chips, all locally sourced, you can pop in after a long day of walking for an affordable feast!
Pubs in Druridge Bay & Cresswell
The Plough Inn: not far from Cresswell, The Plough Inn extends a warm welcome to all visitors - offering a cosy place for you to put your feet up and have a cold, refreshing drink after a long day of walking. It's a fantastic local pub - boasting an impressive selection of beers, wines, spirits and a guest cask ale. Head here on a summer's day to enjoy their large beer garden or, failing that, make the trip on a Tuesday night to be a part of their much-loved steak night!
The Wellwood Bar: the Wellwood Bar & Restaurant is a family and dog-friendly pub that serves a wide range of beers and wines in the centre of Amble, not far from Druridge Bay. It's a quaint and cosy pub with an affordable drinks menu - and if you're stopping by for a pub lunch, the food is as fresh it gets. All meals are made to order, including a tapas-style grazing menu and a full carvery with all the bells and whistles.
Getting to Druridge Bay & Cresswell
By car: Druridge Bay is one of the easier bays to visit by car - with a large carpark within walking distance of its sandy beach and nearby Creswell. Exit off the A1068 and take the Hadston Junction - or enter the postcode NE61 5BX and let your Sat-Nav do the rest.
By bus: take the 518 bus service, which runs from Morpeth to Alnwick, and get off at Hadston. From here, it's a short 10-minute walk to Druridge Bay Country Park.
By train: the nearest train station, whether you're heading to Druridge Bay or Cresswell, is Widdrington - just 2 miles from Druridge Bay. However, Acklington and Pegswood train stations are also nearby.
Druridge Bay & Cresswell cottages
Finding a place to sleep during your stay in the region is easy, with an abundance of beautifully furnished Cresswell and Druridge Bay holiday cottages scattered throughout the area - each offering all of the comfort and amenities of home.
When you spend a night in one of our cosy, self-catering Druridge Bay cottages, you can come and go as you please - with convenient access to some of Northumberland's most impressive attractions, from the beautiful Druridge Bay Country Park to an array of irresistible restaurants. There are also a huge number of dog-friendly cottages in the county, too - so when you visit the Northumberland Coast, don't forget your four-legged friend!
Explore our Druridge Bay and Creswell cottages online today to find your perfect match.