A coastline waiting to be explored…
From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England.
The coastal path that runs along much of the coast leads you through a wonderful mosaic of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline and out across the North Sea, an area rich in shallow bays and headlands with yellow Magnesian Limestone cliffs.
‘Reach for the Beach’
Our First Ever Heritage Coast Outdoor Festival!
There is something for everyone on our heritage coastline between Saturday 28 May and Sunday 5 June 2016 – themed guided walks, kayakking, rockpool rambles, mini beast hunts, family fun at the Marina, ‘Barn’ Dance and much more! Full festival information available here! Reach for the Beach festival information
Take a look at the breathtaking views along a very special coastline. Watch a video of how the coast has changed or download one of our many publications so you can come and explore the area for yourself.