Opening times for 21 February 2024
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Free parking at Nose's Point car park (Seaham, SR7 7PS), Easington Colliery car park (SR8 3QW), Fox Holes Dene (SR8 3RJ) and near Horden at Lime Kiln Gill car park (SR8 4HN). None are National Trust
Please keep dogs on leads around livestock and be aware of cliff edges
Accessible paths from Easington Colliery, Fox Holes Dene and Lime Kiln Gill car parks. Diverse, uneven, steep terrain elsewhere.
Accessible route and/or map
Wheelchair accessible paths available from Easington Colliery, Fox Holes Dene and Lime Kiln Gill car parks
Cliff top paths have uneven surfaces and steep gradients in places. Beaches are accessed via steep steps
From the A19 follow signs for Horden, Easingham or Seaham
Seaham 2 miles
Numerous bus routes service the Durham Coast area. See http://durham.pindarcreative.co.uk/ for details
The Three Rivers cycle route passes through Seaham. See Sustrans website for more details
Find out all you need to know about exploring the Durham Coast with your canine companion, along with guidance to help ensure everyone enjoys their visit. Durham Coast is a three pawprint rated place.
Rocky headlands, sheltered bays, wildflower-rich grasslands and wooded valleys between Seaham and Horden, linked by the England Coast Path.
Spot the rare Durham brown argus butterfly, stroll the England Coast Path, and explore beaches and wooded denes along a once-polluted stretch of coastline, now beautifully restored.
Durham Coast is a wonderful place for walkers and for those who want to enjoy the scenery from the cliff top paths.
The magnesian limestone that underlies this area has given rise to a spectacular landscape of cream-coloured cliffs intersected by steep-sided wooded valleys, or gills.
In summer the coastal grasslands are awash with rare and colourful wild flowers, which provide habitat to some very special wildlife such as the iconic Durham Brown Argus butterfly.
Learn how we've been working on a project to reintroduce wildflower meadows on the Durham Coast to restore and conserve the landscape for the area's unique wildlife.
Learn about the vital work we've been carrying out to save the rare Durham argus butterfly on the Durham Coast.