Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Druridge Bay Northumberland
North of Newcastle. Sandy beach backed by dunes. Shallow sea.
Almost one of the most northerly, East Coast beaches in England. Druridge bay is long wide bay stretching from Amble in the north to Cresswell in the south. The naturist section is sandwiched between the Northumberland Coast Country Park and the National Trust section near the village of Druridge, in the centre of the bay. It has been used by Naturists for over 50 years and by Three Rivers Outdoor Club members for at least 30 years.
O.S. Map Ref: NZ 276 984 and NZ 27372 97902 (sand dunes), Satnav: NE61 5EG
Travelling north or south on the A1068, turn east on to the minor road at Widdrington towards Duridge. At the point where this road takes a sharp right (south) down the coast, turn left into the National Trust Car Park. Go as far as you can north and park.
- Via the beach: You can go onto the beach here and walk north until you see the Chevington Burn crossing the beach (marked "Chibburn Mouth" on the OS Explorer map)
- Via the coast path: Or, go through the gate and follow the path, bearing left until you come to another gate leading on to a tarmac road (The old coal road). Follow this road north until you come to a gate. Take the gate into the field on your right (beware of cows) and follow fence on left. You will need to cross this fence at a low point (well worn in summer) and proceed along the burn to the beach
"A delightful spot" for naturists. A shallow, therefore wide at low tide, sandy beach with dunes behind clean golden sand and unpolluted, but chilly, sea. Being near an area of population and close to Tyneside. Dog walkers and people out for a stroll use this beach to go between the National Trust land and the Country Park.
The beach is private land however and Mr Derek Denny, Chairman of SANER contacted the landowner and was assured that we could use the section from the Chevington Burn, south to the mid point between the Chevington Burn and the National Trust area as a naturist beach, but he did not want it made an official beach.
Please stay within this area and DO NOT cross over the Chevington Burn naked into the Country Park. There are often a number of unaccompanied males gathered near the Chevington Burn end of the beach.
None at all - Bring everything you will need, leave nothing behind when you leave.
Annual North East Skinny Dip
This annual mass Skinny Dip takes place at dawn around the Autumn Equinox (late September), so you can all run towards the rising sun and into the North Sea! Around 300 took part in 2015. Camping available near by. The event raises funds for MIND (a charity).
There are two caravan sites at Cresswell.
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Checked out this beach yesterday 19/06/17. Found the clothing optional part as decribed on here after some confusion but that was my fault. What a beautiful place in general, lovely sandy beach and shallow sea. You will need a windbreak, I found that even the light, refreshing breeze was enough to blow the fine sand at me at a surprising rate once laying down. The sand got everywhere and was covering pages faster than I could read, so a windbreak would have been ideal. [There were some "meerkats" - edited] I feel this beach would be better for naturalists if more people used it, especially couples and younger folk. I have visited several clothing optional beaches in Devon and Cornwall where, on most of them, it was just like being at the beach but with less clothing, you know, picnics, listening to the surf while cloud watching or reading or whatever, maybe taking a dip tp cool down and rinse the sand off, normal beach stuff. I apeared to be the only person in the nude area [ edited ] and can only hope it is better at weekends and holidays, however the beach in general was busy for a Monday, with lots of dog walkes and folk out for a stroll not bothered by nudists at all, which was good. Will I return? yes. You will need to bring plenty to drink, a windbreak and a sense of humour. When the weather is good it is a really nice beach for both naturalists and clothed folk [Original post by Jon H, slightly edited]
200 people took part in a mass skiny dip here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24193973
Just found this site and in the middle of winter want to say how much I am looking forward to revisiting Druridge.The times I went last summer were truly memorable,met some great folk and enjoyed the unspoilt grandeur of the Northumberland coast line.There is plenty of space to chill out even when it gets busy.Even when it is overcast the dunes retain a lot of warmth although the sea can be a bit chilly.
Me and my OH went last friday. We parked at the vistors centre and walked down the path to the beach and headed south. As we could not make out where the Chevington Burn was we had to just guess, even though we had a map of the beach from the visitors centre. We did not get funny looks from the locals walking their dogs. Many of them actually waved at us. I have to admit, as this was our first time doing this, we did cover up with towels when people were going past but only our genital areas, but it was obvious what we were doing. [redacted]. The water was very clear. Well recommended.
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