Across the river, Spittal has a beautiful family-friendly beach with sand for sandcastles, an excellent play-park and an exciting splash-park area (which operates in the Summer months whenever possible) as well as amusements, toilet and café facilities in the Venetian pavilion of 1928.

Spittal has long been known as a holiday resort, since the 18th century when visitors were keen to bathe in the sea here and drink from the spa well. The Victorian promenade allows visitors to stroll by the sea, taking in the fresh North Sea air and beautiful views across the sea, of the Lighthouse, the Elizabethan Walls and of Berwick town at the mouth of the River Tweed (an excellent place for photography).

The beach leads onto the Northumberland Coastal Path heading south towards Holy Island and onto The Sandstone Way – a new long distance mountain bike route from Berwick to Hexham.

Spittal is perfect for a spot of fresh air, the promenade is flat, so great for cycling and scooting.

There is a cafe on the promenade, with amusements, a play park and splash park. The beach is now fully accessible to wheelchair users, beach wheelchairs are available on free loan all year round. All you need to do is be registered with the Beach Access North East scheme and book the central number and choose the option for Spittal/Berwick. Visit the information page here for more details.