Ross Back Sands Beach (Northumberland)

Ross Back Sands is 3 miles of sandy quiet beach backed by sand dunes. The beach protrudes out between Holy Island and Budle Bay which means it can be very windy due to this exposed position although careful positioning within the sand dunes can provide a good windbreak.

Some good walks around Ross beach including a nature reserve which is a popular spot for bird watching and you get some great views of Lindisfarne Castle to the north on Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle to the south.

The beach has no facilities and there is a 1½ mile walk from the nearest parking point at Ross and this is probably why the beach is never busy.

Note that due to the remoteness and sand dunes parts of the beach are used by naturists.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Ross Back Sands Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Bamburgh, 24 beaches in Northumberland, or check our list of Northumberland Dog Friendly Beaches.

No water quality measurement available for Ross Back Sands Beach.

Our weather forecast for Bamburgh in Northumberland

Today (Friday, Jan 15)

Expect a temperature in the range -0.8℃ to 0.3℃ with a wind speed 5.4 m/sec (S)

Saturday, Jan 16

Expect a temperature in the range -0.6℃ to 1.5℃ with a wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSE)

Sunday, Jan 17

Expect a temperature in the range 3℃ to 4.3℃ with a wind speed 6.6 m/sec (W)

Monday, Jan 18

Expect a temperature in the range 4.8℃ to 5.7℃ with a wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WSW)

Tuesday, Jan 19

Expect a temperature in the range 3.7℃ to 4.4℃ with a wind speed 2 m/sec (SSE)

Wednesday, Jan 20

Expect a temperature in the range 7.4℃ to 9.1℃ with a wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSE)

Thursday, Jan 21

Expect a temperature in the range 2.5℃ to 3.3℃ with a wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WSW)

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


Our tide forecast for Ross Back Sands Beach in Northumberland.

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2 Reviews on “Ross Back Sands Beach (Northumberland)”

Overall rating
  • Beautiful secluded and private beach. Lots of room.
    This beach is a delightful find! We discovered it last summer and loved it on sight. Long walk from car parking spot, ensures that you practically have the place to yourself midweek. Sand dunes on northern end of the beach very sheltered and private for whatever activities you enjoy, from birdwatching to plain sunbathing. Well worth the walk along the beach in order to get there. Beautiful views and very tyoical Northumbrian well kept secret, and long may it remain so!

  • Fabulous Beach.
    Although a bit of a trek to get to from where you can park your car, it is very much worth it when you get there. The beach stretches for about a mile to the south and two miles to the north and it is very wide too.
    With three miles of beach there is plenty of room for everyone. Famalies tend to stay near the entrance to the beach, while dog walkers and bird spotters roam a little further in both directions.
    Naturists should head towards the north of the beach (about 0.5 of a mile onwards) where it is very quiet. Often it is warmer to take shelter in the dunes but it’s also possible to walk naked along the beach for a good distance, sunbathe and take a dip in the water when the weather is warm enough.

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