Take a walk along the cliffs of Durham Heritage Coast, a once-booming coal mining area now restored to its natural beauty, including the spectacular rock pools at Blackhall rocks. The 17.7 km (11 mi) trail running along the cliffs from Seaham to Crimdon in the south makes a great way to take in the scenery. The coast supports a variety of plant and animal life, and features hidden caves, streams, and waterfalls. If you have time, explore the coast's towns with shops and cafes. Plan my trip to Durham with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Durham Heritage Coast reviews
Went for a drive and a walk between Seaham and Sunderland. It was during the recent storms of Eunice and Franklyn so you could imagine how wild it was - a bracing but invigorating walk. The coastline.... more
Went for a drive and a walk between Seaham and Sunderland. It was during the recent storms of Eunice and Franklyn so you could imagine how wild it was - a bracing but invigorating walk. The coastline.... more »
A lovely visit here taking in two of the beaches. Blast beach to the south of Seaham harbour and Seaham north beach or Seaham Hall beach to the north. Both interesting and stunning in their own...
A lovely visit here taking in two of the beaches. Blast beach to the south of Seaham harbour and Seaham north beach or Seaham Hall beach to the north. Both interesting and stunning in their own... more »
I am reluctant to praise this area as it's a natural gem and I dont want to risk increasing footfall!! I live 2 minutes from this glorious spot and walk my dog here every day, it's so peaceful and beautiful, combination of coast and ancient dene with a nesting area of little terns. It's my happy place
Really lovely place and time to spend with our dogs. Really busy today lots of families out for a walk. Fantastic beach. 🐕🥰💯
Plan your trip to Durham
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Durham
Hidden gems in Durham
Side trips from Durham
Parks in Durham
Shopping in Durham
Nearby attractions in Durham
Trips in Durham Heritage Coast by other users
43 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM JAPAN Durham York Ambleside 22 days in Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN Ni Studios York Shambles National Railway Museum 41 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA London Grantham Sheffield 61 days in England BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA Brighton and Hove Portsmouth Bath 50 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Oiartzun La Trinite-sur-Mer Paris 45 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Stratford-upon-Avon Cirencester Bath