Cocklawburn Beach


Cocklawburn Beach
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Cocklawburn is a rural beach, within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)and part of the Lindisfarne SSSI. The beach is popular with families during the summer and with dog walkers all year round.


Walking is popular here and you can also kite surf and go body boarding. The Northumberland Coast Path and National Cycle Network (Route 1) pass by. There are rockpooling opportunities here too.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is within the Lindisfarne SSSI and used by wintering and passage wading birds. During the the spring and early summer, the adjacent dunes are home to colourful wildflowers and the geology here is amazing.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Cocklawburn Beach

Bins Bins



There is limited parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions


No dog restrictions but please follow guidance:

Beach cleaning