Druridge Bay Country Park
Comprises three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater lake surrounded by woods and meadows. The variety of surroundings means you are sure of an enjoyable visit whatever the time of year. You can take a pleasant walk around Ladyburn Lake, or enjoy a sheltered picnic overlooking it. The lake is available for launching windsurfers and non-motorised boats (by permit), and sailing, windsurfing and canoeing courses are held each summer.
You can enjoy watching birds on the lake and seashore, discover the many wild flowers on the dunes or, for the more active, fly a kite or take a dip in the sea! The Park is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area by bike, or to stop for rest and refreshment on your way through.
Café and shop is open at weekends and during school holidays. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs. A young children’s play area next to the Visitor Centre ensures there is something at the Park for all age groups and good surfaced paths lead around the south shore of the lake and to the beach. Please let us know if you are bringing a large party
The toilets and information area are open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The cafe, shop and display rooms are open from 11.00am to 4.00pm between April and September at weekends, on Bank Holidays and during the school summer holidays.
Nearby is a young children's play area outside the visitor centre and a small obstacle course for the young at heart of all ages!