Ross Back Sands Beach

Ross Back Sands beach, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Ross Back Sands is 3 miles of sandy quiet beach with dunes that sticks out between Holy Island and Budle Bay. Can be very windy due to is exposed position although the sand dunes can provide a good wind break.

    You can see Lindisfarne Castle to the north and Bamburgh Castle to the south.

    Some good walks around Ross beach including a nature reserve, popular spot for bird watching.

    There is a 1½ mile walk to get from the nearest parking point at Ross.

    We have no dog information for Ross Back Sands beach.

    Note that 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 2 beaches around Bamburgh, 24 beaches in Northumberland, or check our list of Northumberland Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Ross Back Sands Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 19°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and breezy overnight.
       43%  50%   16 mph
      5:46 am    8:38 pm
    Saturday, Aug 19th
     Breezy throughout the day and partly cloudy in the morning.
       1%  40%   15 mph
      5:48 am    8:35 pm

    Sunday, Aug 20th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       0%  31%   7 mph
      5:50 am    8:33 pm
    Monday, Aug 21st
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
       40%  90%   11 mph
      5:52 am    8:30 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 22nd
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
       35%  94%   6 mph
      5:54 am    8:28 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Light rain until evening.
       21%  32%   9 mph
      5:56 am    8:26 pm

    Thursday, Aug 24th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       4%  57%   9 mph
      5:58 am    8:23 pm
    Friday, Aug 25th
     Light rain in the afternoon.
       17%  48%   9 mph
      6:00 am    8:21 pm

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  • 2 Reviews on “Ross Back Sands Beach”

    1. Anonymous Ross Back Sands Beach
      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!

    2. Anonymous Ross Back Sands Beach
      Overall Rating:

      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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