Crimdon is situated at the southern end of Durham’s Heritage Coast. Once a thriving holiday destination for mining families from nearby villages during the 1920’s, Crimdon is now a destination for one of our rarest seabirds, the Little Tern.
The Little Tern visits Crimdon to breed each year from West Africa. They usually return to Africa with their young at the end of summer. The importance of these birds means they are well protected by wardens and volunteers, who are always available during the bird breeding season to talk to the public about the colony.
Crimdon boasts a long sandy beach with the only sand dunes on the Durham Coast. A walk through Crimdon Dene is rewarded by stunning views of a viaduct which was built in 1905.
In recent years new interpretation has been designed and installed and the furniture has been updated with the aid of an Area Based and funding from County Durham Environmental Trust.
There is a large car park here making Crimdon a great place and base to explore. The England Coast Path passes through Crimdon with good links to the Hart to Haswell cycleway.