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Cresswell Foreshore

  • Please read our current position on the potential Opencast scheme at Highthorn

Acquired in 2006, this site is interesting for its geology; a large wave-cut platform with many shallow rock pools. The beach has also achieved a Quality Coast Award and is listed in the Good Beach Guide.

Five species of crab have been recorded, including the porcelain crab, and both butterfish and shanny have also been seen. There is a good variety of seaweeds, including kelp and the pink, feathery coral weed. The site extends up to the sand dunes and is used by a wide variety of wading birds, including turnstone, purple sandpiper, sanderling and ringed plover.

 

 

 

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Coastal
Species
Porcelain Crab, Butterfish, Shanny, Turnstone, Sanderling, Ringed Plover

Nearby nature reserves

Cresswell Pond
1 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Druridge Pools
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Linton Lane
3 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1.5km north of Cresswell Village
Cresswell
Northumberland
Map reference
NZ 283 944
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Public transport
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Opening Times
24/7/365
Facilities
Toilets
Size
32.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Please see downloadable Access Information for the reserve below.
Walking information
Access to the beach from the car park or Cresswell Village.
Parking
Local authority car park just north of the village
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6888
mail@northwt.org.uk

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