Blast Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Blast Beach
Blast Beach is a great place for a coastal adventure. Some of the fields at Blast Beach are among the best places to enjoy them, with plants like bloody cranesbill, dyer’s greenweed, and devil’s-bit scabious creating a riot of color in the summer. It was one of the famous beaches in this area which is suitable for families.
Attractions Near Blast Beach
Nose's Point Seaham
0.36km from Blast Beach
Nose's Point is a double Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geology and ecology. The site has now been reclaimed into one of the most stunning gateway sites on the Durham Heritage Coast. Wildflower meadows have been restored, ponds have been created for wildlife, seating areas, artwork and interpretation have been specially designed to reflect the heritage of the area.
Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One
2.25km from Blast Beach
This state of a world war I-era soldier is over nine feet high and is amazingly detailed. “Eleven ‘O’ One” was created in 2014 by Ray Lonsdale. It depicts a First World War soldier, wearing boots, puttees, greatcoat and tin hat, sitting on an ammunition box, with downcast eyes, holding the barrel of his grounded rifle in his right hand. The statue is built with “weathering steel,” which produces a rust-red protective patina on its surface.
Ryhope Engines Museum
5.95km from Blast Beach
The Ryhope Engines Museum is a visitor attraction in the Ryhope suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.The Grade II* listed building is the most visited man-made landmark in Ryhope and is based at The Ryhope Pumping Station, operational for 100 years before closing in 1967. The museum also contains three 1908 Lancashire boilers , a blacksmith's forge, a waterwheel, numerous steam engines and pumps, a replica plumber's shop, and many items associated with waterworks.
7.99km from Blast Beach
Apollo Pavilion is an iconic example of 1960s public art and designed by Edwin John Victor Pasmore (d. 1998) during his time as consultant Director of urban design for Peterlee Development Corporation. The design consists of large geometric planes of white concrete, the only decoration being two oval murals. The structure spans a small lake that frames a large geometric statue by Pasmore; in its original form, the Pavilion provided a pedestrian link between the two halves of the estate.
Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve
8.17km from Blast Beach
Castle Eden Dene is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve in the Easington district of County Durham, England. It is located mostly in Peterlee, between the A19 and A1086 roads. The dene is the largest, and biologically the richest, of a series of deep ravines that have been incised through the Magnesian Limestone and overlying boulder clay of coastal Durham by streams flowing into the North Sea.
Discover More Attractions in Durham, Home of Blast Beach
Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.
Location of Blast Beach
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