In pictures: Eight award-winning North East beaches you might want to visit

You can't beat a walk along the beach.
You can't beat a walk along the beach.

It’s a blessing to live in a part of the world which has miles upon miles of beautiful coastline.

And though we love a walk on the beach, whatever the weather, there’s something extra nice about being able to go for a wander without your jacket, with your sunglasses and with an ice cream to boot!

So with the temperature expected to turn warmer over the coming days, we’ve taken a look at some of our region’s beautiful beaches.

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They’re just calling out for a visit - so flick through our picture gallery above and pick your favourite.

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Whether you fancy staying local, or taking a trip to somewhere else on our region’s coast, there’s plenty to choose from.