GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Embleton Bay Walk

6 miles (9.3 km)

This attractive bay is located just north of Craster on the Northumberland coast. It's a popular spot with a car park, lovely beach, interesting flora and lots of wildlife to see.
This circular walk from Embleton Bay visits Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster and the village of Embleton.
The walk starts at the Embleton Bay car park, though you could start from the village if you prefer. From here you can pick up the coastal path and follow it south along the bay with its lovely beach and dunes. After passing Greymare rock you will come to the photogenic ruins of the historic Dunstanburgh Castle.
The route continues south to the delightful seaside village of Craster with its picturesque harbour. You then head inland to pick up countryside footpaths to take you north to Embleton village.
After exploring the village you can follow the country lane back to the car park on the coast.
The bay is great for wildlife so keep your eyes peeled for eider ducks,fulmars,kittiwake, andshags as you make your way along the coastal section.


NE66 3XQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Embleton Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Embleton Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


If you head west into Embleton village you could visit The Greys Inn. They servea varied selection of food and rotating real ales from local breweries at competitive prices. There are also some cosy fires and a garden area. You can find them at Stanley Terrace, NE66 3UZ. The pub is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along St Oswald's Way or the Northumberland Coast Path and you can visit two lovely coastal villages on the Seahouses to Beadnell Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.


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Embleton Bay. View from Dunstanburgh Castle. Bungalows and Coastguards Cottage in background

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Embleton Bay and Emblestone.

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The bay in Spring 2011

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Front St, Embleton village

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Newton Pool Nature Reserve. This wildlife rich nature reserve is located on the northern side of the bay. The nature reserve has a number of hides where you can look out for a variety of water loving birds on the small lakes. At the coastal Newton Haven you may also see seals.

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Bungalows on the dunes behind Embleton Bay

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Embleton Burn. Showing the small watercourse just before it enters the North Sea at Embleton Bay.

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Eroding Sand Dunes at Newton Haven


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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