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Durham Coast

The Durham Coast copyright Charlie Hedley
Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. A truly stunning location, the Heritage Coast is recognised internationally for its rare plants and wildlife.

Follow the coastal path that runs along much of the coast leading you through a colourful mosaic of grasslands, wildflowers, flora and fauna, through areas of natural, historical and geological interest. Enjoy spectacular views along the coastline and out across the sea as the North Sea air blows away the cobwebs.

The limestone grasslands of the cliff tops are one of the UK's most protected habitats and home to unique and varied wildlife.

Inland from the coast are hidden denes containing remnants of ancient yew and ash woodland. The largest is the picturesque Castle Eden Dene, a National Nature Reserve with 550 acres of natural woodland and 12 miles of footpaths. A peaceful and tranquil place, it is home to over 450 species of plants and wild flowers, many of which are typical of ancient woodlands that date back to pre-medieval times.

Seaham is a lively harbour town on Durham’s Heritage Coast and is home to one of the oldest churches in the country and the iconic Seaham Hall Hotel, home to the award winning Serenity Spa.

What's nearby...

  1. Kinley Tower

    Kinley Tower is a beautifully small renovated foley, it is stone built with original stone features...

    0.71 miles away
  2. The Barn at Easington

    Small, friendly campsite contained within a beautiful thirty acre farm on the Durham Heritage coast...

    0.74 miles away
  3. Massimo's Accommodation, Restaurant & Deli Bistro

    Welcome to the Italian family-run Massimo’s – Deli Bistro (Ground floor), Restaurant (1st floor)...

    2.05 miles away
  4. East Shaw Guest House

    We are a Georgian four storey guesthouse right by the sea in Seaham Harbour County Durham.


    2.23 miles away
  1. Manor House

    A delightful 18thC grade II listed manor house of charm, character and distinction with extensive...

    2.45 miles away
  2. St Cuthberts Cottage

    This idyllic cottage sleeps up to four (one double room, one twin room) and is surrounded by trees,...

    2.46 miles away
  3. Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa

    Dating back to 1791, the iconic Seaham Hall, home to the award winning Serenity Spa, is just 30...

    3 miles away
  4. The Bell Guesthouse

    The Bell offers a professional and modern environment for visitors. It is situated in the village...

    3.12 miles away
  5. The Village Inn

    Welcome to The Village Inn – A traditional Durham public house offering B&B accommodation nestled...

    3.47 miles away
  6. The Seaton Lane Inn

    A traditional British pub serving fine food, good beer and excellent accommodation, situated just...

    3.56 miles away
  7. Durham Coastal Lodges

    Set on the stunning Durham Heritage Coast our 3 outstanding lodges are the perfect place to relax...

    3.83 miles away
  8. Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel

    The superb rural setting of Hardwicke Hall with its beautiful lawns and woodland background give it...

    4.51 miles away
  9. The Ship Inn

    Multi award winning pub and restaurant noted for its high quality food, excellent selection of ever...

    5.09 miles away
  10. The Gables

    John and Dorcas Milner have been the owners of The Gables Hotel and Restaurant, near Durham, for...

    5.14 miles away
  11. Eden Garden Accommodation

    The three star rated accommodation is within the grounds of "Eden Garden," a plant nursery in the...

    5.35 miles away
  12. Crimdon Dene Holiday Park

    This cliff top self-catering holiday park is adjacent to the famous Crimdon Dene and has stunning...

    5.72 miles away
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