Playing on the Beach
The best places for playing on the beach are at Crimdon and Seaham.
Blackhall Rocks is one of the best places to go looking in rockpools, Crimdon is also a great spot for rockpooling too. At low tide the exposed rocky shores reveal crabs, octopus, scorpion fish and anemones.
The Durham Heritage Coast has a coastal footpath which is 12 miles long, running from Seaham in the North to Crimdon in the South. It leads through some stunning clifftop scenery and there are lots of boards and panels along the route which give you information on various settlements which have their own special stories to tell.
More information on walks are included in our Walks leaflets (PDF).
A variety of birds can be seen on the Heritage Coast such as the skylark, little tern, sanderling and purple sandpiper. There is some more information in the Wildlife section.
Cycling in East Durham
Although cycling is not allowed on the England coast path, we have a cycling leaflet for East Durham available