North East England Coast Guide
The north east coast of England is not well known as a seaside holiday destination but it has a lot to offer the visitor. Here you will find resorts to match any in the country, stunning scenery, unspoilt beaches and major cities and ports. As with most of the British coastline variety is the key feature and it is what makes a visit to the north east coast a very rewarding experience.
For the purposes of the UK coast guide website the north east region starts at Kingston on Hull in the south and runs up to Berwick upon Tweed on the border with Scotland - see map below. The guide includes coastline within the following counties; Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland. To look for north east coast hotels, guest houses, cottages and attractions - see the resort pages.
Visit the highlights of the north east coast area which include; Newcastle - the vibrant capital city of the area, Scarborough and Whitby - traditional seaside resorts and Lindisfarne - the evocative site of history and legend.
Newcastle bridges Hartlepool Holy Island
Details of hotels, guest houses and cottages in the north east can be found in the resort section.
Travel in North East England
Transport within the region is reasonable as the A1, the backbone of the eastern road system, serves the area. Most of the A1 is dual carriageway with sections that are graded as motorway. This in itself causes problems as there are nearly always bottlenecks where the three lanes return to dual carriageway. The most difficult areas to get to are the resorts on the Yorkshire coast; Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. The main route from the south takes you on detour around York which is usually congested. The main cities are all well served with transport links, as you would expect. North of Newcastle the A1 is reduced to a single road in each direction but the level of traffic in this area is much less than to the south.
Map of North East England Coast
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