Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69, UK

Bamburgh is a large village on the coast of Northumberland, England.

It is notable for two reasons: the imposing Bamburgh Castle, overlooking the beach, seat of the former Kings of Northumbria; and its association with the Victorian heroine, Grace Darling, who is buried there.

Its extensive sandy beach was awarded the Blue Flag rural beach award in 2005. The Bamburgh sandy hills, an area of sand dunes which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest, stand behind the award winning beach. Bamburgh is popular with holidaymakers and is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bamburgh Surf
Bamburgh in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Surf Forecast for Bamburgh, Northumberland

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How to read this surf forecast

Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)5 5 5 15 20
Wave height (ft)0.5 1 0.5 1 0.5
Last updated: 19-Aug-2018