Seaham Beach is a long stretch of sand sitting beneath grassy cliffs and is part of the Durham Heritage Coast. The beach is also referred to as Seaham North beach as it runs north away from the town itself.
Until 1921, Seaham was the location of the largest glass-bottle works in Britain. Founded by John Candlish in 1853, under the patronage of the 4th Marquess of Londonderry. During the works operation glass waste was dumped into sea, and now with every tide sand-polished glass stones can be gathered.
You have parking at various positions along the seafront and facilities include toilets, picnic area and pub.
As you move towards the harbour and Red Acre Beach you get the main part of the town with a selection of places to eat.
The beach is often used for sea angling competitions along with the North pier of the harbour.
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Seaham Beach Water Quality
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range -1.2℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Seaham weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Seaham Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Seaham Beach is at Seaham 2.14 km (1.33 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
High Tide at 03:25 (Height 4.56m)
Low Tide at 09:30 (Height 1.48m)
High Tide at 15:34 (Height 4.80m)
Low Tide at 21:56 (Height 0.96m)
High Tide at 03:59 (Height 4.66m)
Low Tide at 10:02 (Height 1.34m)
High Tide at 16:05 (Height 4.88m)
Low Tide at 22:29 (Height 0.84m)
High Tide at 04:31 (Height 4.71m)
Low Tide at 10:33 (Height 1.24m)
High Tide at 16:34 (Height 4.92m)
Low Tide at 23:01 (Height 0.77m)
High Tide at 05:01 (Height 4.74m)
Low Tide at 11:03 (Height 1.20m)
High Tide at 17:04 (Height 4.93m)
Low Tide at 23:31 (Height 0.76m)
High Tide at 05:32 (Height 4.72m)
Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 1.22m)
High Tide at 17:35 (Height 4.90m)
Low Tide at 00:02 (Height 0.82m)
High Tide at 06:06 (Height 4.67m)
Low Tide at 12:05 (Height 1.30m)
High Tide at 18:08 (Height 4.84m)
Low Tide at 00:36 (Height 0.94m)
High Tide at 06:42 (Height 4.56m)
Low Tide at 12:39 (Height 1.43m)
High Tide at 18:43 (Height 4.73m)
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