Northumberland is fortunate to have a selection of amazing beaches - even if the weather doesn’t always match.
But which is your favourite?
Is it one of the more popular visitor draws like Bamburgh or Druridge Bay or somewhere off the beaten track like Ross Back Sands?
Here we take a look at the top 12 as ranked by TripAdvisor and some that didn’t make it….
The gentle sweep of Embleton Bay is a magnificent sight. It is a particularly impressive view from the 6th tee of Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club. It is also possible to walk past the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or towards Low Newton. Photo: Jane Coltman
2. Ross Back Sands
Ross Back Sands is a remote beach between Holy Island and Budle Bay, reached by a walk of about a mile along a footpath from the nearest parking place at Ross. There are distant views of Bamburgh Castle to the south and Lindisfarne Castle to the north. Photo: Jane Coltman
Bamburgh is perhaps the best known beach in Northumberland thanks to its photogenic appeal. The golden sand stretches for miles and there are superb views of the magnificent castle and out towards the Farne Islands. Photo: Jane Coltman
Seahouses is another fantastic beach which is very popular with families and dog walkers and close to the amenities of the village. It is possible to walk three miles along the sand to Bamburgh Castle and there are great views out towards the Farne Islands. Photo: Bob Huggins