County Durham
Seaham Beach
Seaham Beach, known for its dramatic cliffs and clean, pebbly shores, offers a unique and tranquil seaside experience. The beach is famous for sea glass hunting, as the area's history of glassmaking has left a legacy of colorful, smoothed glass pieces scattered along the shore. It's a popular spot for walkers, photographers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat by the sea, with the North Sea's rugged beauty providing a stunning backdrop. Seaham also boasts a marina, heritage center, and local shops and eateries, adding to the enjoyment of a visit.


SR7 7AB,
North East England


Our Day at Seaham Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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There is ample parking near Seaham Harbour Marina and along the seafront, offering convenient beach access. Despite the beach's popularity, there is usually sufficient parking, though it's wise to arrive early on peak summer days.


From Durham, take the A690 east towards Sunderland, then continue on the A19 towards Seaham. Exit onto the B1285 or B1404, following signs to Seaham and the beach. Parking is available near the marina and along the seafront, providing easy access to the beach.


Public toilets are available at Seaham Harbour Marina, close to the beach.


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