Seaham Beach



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.

Seaham Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Seaham Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Seaham, 14 beaches in Durham, or check our list of Durham Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - 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.


Seaham Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Seaham, Durham

Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, May 25
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, May 26
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)
Friday, May 27
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (W)
Saturday, May 28
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (N)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NW)

Seaham weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Seaham Beach tide times.

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