The best time of year for surfing Berwick-Upon-Tweed with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners.
The 2 Best Beaches near Berwick upon Tweed
1. Cheswick Sands Beach
Arguably the biggest beach on the Northumberland coast, Cheswick Sands is a great spot for those wanting a bit of space to themselves and will usually oblige in blowing away any cobwebs. The beach here forms one vast continuous expanse of golden sand.
2. Bamburgh Castle Beach
Majestic Bamburgh Castle, once a Norman stronghold towers over the wide expanse of pristine, sandy beach, backed by sand dunes. The beach at Bamburgh gets good waves for surfing and is regarded as one of the most consistent spots on the coast. Surf hire and lessons are also available. Bamburgh Castle beach is also a perfect place to go for long, wind-swept walks at any time of year.
3. Cocklawburn Beach
This stunning, sand and rock, beach, backed by grassy dunes, lies on the North Sea coast, between Berwick and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.
The rural beach is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area popular with walkers. Both the Northumberland Coast Path and the National Cycle Route pass nearby. In early summer, beautiful wild flowers can be seen along the paths behind the dunes. This beach is a great spot to come for long, windswept walks, to admire the big, open sky and beautiful seascapes. On clear days it is often possible to see Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle to the south of the beach. As well as walkers, and families who come to enjoy the sand and rock pools exposed at low tide, this beach is also used by birdwatchers, surfers and kite surfers.
To the north of Berwick upon Tweed, only a 12 mile drive, you can find the beach of Coldingham bay which is home to St Vedas Surf Shop and Surf School. This amazing place has everything you will need for surfing, from wetsuits to surfing lessons. A warm welcome awaits. They also offer the opportunity to hire equipment. Pop over to their website for more information https://www.stvedas.co.uk/