Ross Back Sands Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 24 beaches in Northumberland, or check our list of Northumberland Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.5℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WSW)

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

Ross Back Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Ross Back Sands Beach is at Holy Island 3.90 km (2.42 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:27 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 12:02 (Height 3.89m)
   Low Tide at 18:03 (Height 1.55m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 00:34 (Height 3.93m)
   Low Tide at 06:27 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 12:58 (Height 4.08m)
   Low Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.36m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 01:27 (Height 4.08m)
   Low Tide at 07:13 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 13:43 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 19:42 (Height 1.17m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 07:52 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 14:20 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 20:19 (Height 1.01m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 02:46 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 14:54 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 20:54 (Height 0.88m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 03:19 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 08:57 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 0.79m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 09:27 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 15:54 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 21:58 (Height 0.73m)

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