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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.
2.83km from Blast Beach
Seaham is a lively harbor town on the Durham Coast. Award-winning hotels and B&B's, a huge selection of cafés, and spectacular cliff-top views. One of the beautiful beaches in this area and you can spend a nice time with your family on this beach.
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.
9.93km from Blast Beach
A beautuful park including 3.2 hectares of tree-lined paths and lawns on a site that slopes to the Brisbane River from Lytton Road. Today this formal park with its striking World War I memorial is a delightful place for a stroll along the formal pathways lined with palms, jacarandas and figs or a picnic in the groves of eucalypts and pines.
9.99km from Blast Beach
A beautiful historic park in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. . A reasonably size park with some nice walks and views. Good sized playground for the kids. Park was clean and tidy with the flowers starting to bloom. Little cafe next to car park. A good place to walk dogs.
Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens
10.04km from Blast Beach
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens contains a wide range of collections which are of local, regional and national importance. These have been growing since early in the 19th century, and are still expanding. It contains the only known British example of a gliding reptile, the oldest known vertebrate capable of gliding flight. The exhibit was discovered in Eppleton quarry. The museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.
Tweddle Children's Animal Farm
10.09km from Blast Beach
Tweddle Children’s farm park is an animal farm near Hartlepool in County Durham. They have lots of family-friendly animals to meet and play areas. They have two crazy golf course, one indoors and one outdoors. They have lots of friendly animals to meet and lots of hands-on opportunities such as bottle feeding and bunny cuddling.
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
10.71km from Blast Beach
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery which is based in Sunderland, England. The gallery focuses on producing exhibitions of new work by emerging and established regional, national and international artists. It offers opportunities to emerging and established artists to present work at critical points in their careers and audiences the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.
National Glass Centre
10.79km from Blast Beach
The National Glass Centre is a cultural venue and visitor attraction located in Sunderland, North East England. It is part of the University of Sunderland. Discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in Sunderland with their permanent exhibition, Stories of Glass in Sunderland. Using compelling personal stories from local people and striking audio visual display, this interactive exhibition traces the history of glass making in the City from the 7th Century to the present day.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
10.99km from Blast Beach
Rainton Meadows is a nature reserve just to the west of East Rainton, Sunderland, north-east England. The reserve, which covers 60 ha, and the adjacent Joe's Pond Site of Special Scientific Interest, are managed by Durham Wildlife Trust. It provides a wide variety of habitats including grassland, scrub, mature woodland and several ponds.
Herrington Country Park
11.2km from Blast Beach
One of the largest parks in Sunderland with walks and cycle trails, family cycling with Sustrans, an adventure play area, skate boarding, Nordic walking, model boat sailing in the lake and a variety of sculptures that celebrate the heritage of the area. The park has developed into a significant home for wildlife, hosting up to 100 species of birds. The park also includes a play area, sculptures, an amphitheatre, and a model boat sailing site at the lake.
12.02km from Blast Beach
Roker Park is a recreation park in the Roker area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. The park is roughly an upside down reversed 'L' shape. It is bounded by Park Parade to the south, Roker Park Terrace to the east, Roker Park Road to the west and Side Cliff Road to the north. The northern part of the park is the widest and fronts onto Roker beach via a ravine, which passes under a wooden footbridge.
National Trust - Penshaw Monument
12.33km from Blast Beach
Penshaw Monument is a memorial in the style of an ancient Greek temple on Penshaw Hill in the City of Sunderland. This grand monument was built in 1844 in memory of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham. Penshaw Monument is a local landmark, visible from up to 80 kilometres away. It appears on the crest of Sunderland A.F.C. and is viewed nationally as a symbol of the North East. It has been praised for the grandeur, simplicity and symbolic significance of its design, especially when se
13.6km from Blast Beach
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England. Established in 1975, its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and has a successful breeding program for some of the world's most endangered wildfowl.
13.76km from Blast Beach
Hylton Castle was built by Sir William Hylton as his principal residence in about 1400. The rich Hylton family had estates in Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and by the 13th century had assumed the title of a barony within the Bishopric of Durham. The castle and its chapel are protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Today, the castle is owned by English Heritage, a charity which manages the historical environment of England. The surrounding parkland is maint
13.98km from Blast Beach
The Herefordshire Trail is 154 miles around the Herefordshire countryside, passing through market towns and picturesque villages. It starts in the ancient market town of Ledbury and passing through the most picturesque black and white villages, spectacular rural scenery and a variety of characterful small towns, each with individual and fascinating histories and buildings.
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Blast Beach, Hawthorn, Seaham SR7 7PR, UK
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.