"Thank you for the loan of the beach wheelchair. Great for us all to be able to access the beach for the first time in years. Alasdair loved it."

- Andrew, Bamburgh.


You will find us between the castle and the sand dunes. Our storage container is at the edge of the dunes which lead down to Bamburgh Castle beach. Loan of equipment at this site must be booked in advance.

Nearest town


Post code

NE69 7DF


This is pay & display parking.

Access to the beach

Access from our storage centre takes you through the dunes to the beach. This means crossing an expanse of soft sand so the initial push to the beach can be quite difficult and needs to be considered when preparing for a visit.   While the beach shelves slightly towards the sea it is relatively flat and sandy for the full length of it.

When the tide is high there can be very little beach to make use of, so it’s always advisable to check the tides before you come. You can do this using The Beach Guide website Opens in a new window.


At Bamburgh, we usually have

Please be aware the equipment available may change as we sometimes move equipment between sites.


Public toilet facilities are available in both Church Street & Links car park. Both have a disabled toilet operated by radar key.


Dogs are welcomed on the beach all year round. For detailed information you can check Northumberland County Council Website Opens in a new window.

About the area

The stunning Bamburgh beach stretches over a mile. It is widely used for a variety of water sports.

Online booking request

We are trialling an online booking form for Bamburgh only, please follow the link to the booking site.


Upcoming events

Wheelchair line up 2022

After the success of our first event in 2019, we are thrilled to say we will be holding our second North East Wheelchair Line up…

Wheelchair line up 2022

Coming soon on August 29th (Bank Holiday Monday). Further details coming soon!

Latest news

Beach wheelchairs arrive at Spittal

We are thrilled to confirm that we are now ‘live’ at Spittal. This sees us move to our furthest point north and will definitely be…


We are absolutely honoured to be selected as a finalist in the ‘Uniquely North East’ category of the North East Charity Awards. This category recognises…

Temporary closure at Whitley Bay

We are very sorry to say we have had to temporarily suspend our loan service at Whitley Bay. Unfortunately there are number of issues, but…

News from Newton!

Have you been to Newton by the Sea recently? If you have you may have noticed some accessibility improvements! While we want everyone to enjoy…

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting is taking place on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm and will be held in the Sandpiper pub, Farringdon Road, North Shields.…

Cresswell to welcome a hippocampe

Cresswell will become the latest beach in Northumberland to have a beach wheelchair! This beautiful hippocampe was put together yesterday and will be delivered to…

Could you be a volunteer?

Everything that happens here at BANE happens because of a volunteer. We are currently looking for additional volunteers for Whitley Bay and a pool of…

Wheelchair line up 2022

After the success of our first event in 2019, we are thrilled to say we will be holding our second North East Wheelchair Line up…

Newton by the Sea…coming 17th July!

Finally we are thrilled to announce that loan of equipment at Newton-by-the-Sea will be live on 17th July! We will have a beach walker and…

First hippocampe available in Beadnell

We are excited to announce that the first chair to be based at Beadnell beach will be available to use from Good Friday. Massive thanks…


Where are the Beach Wheelchairs located?

Please check out our Locations pages to see where we currently have equipment located. It may be possible to borrow equipment in other areas –…

How much does it cost?

This is a FREE service. We want beaches to be accessible so do not make a charge for loan of the beach wheelchairs. The schemes…

Is there a hoist?

There are currently hoists at Whitley Bay and South Shields. You must bring your own sling and your carer must be qualified to use the…