More than people stripped down to their birthday suit and ran into the Northumberland waters at sunrise this morning. Despite not achieving numbers as high, the event still saw a 50 per cent increase on the people who took part last year. Participants began congregating at 5. Mark Hurrell, an organiser of the NESD, told the BBC of this year's event: "It was cold with quite a swell with big breakers, so there was much body surfing through the waves rather than swimming.
Moderator: Moderators. Return to Beaches and resorts. Naturist discussion forum Skip to content. Advanced search. Druridge Bay Moderator: Moderators Post a reply. Druridge Bay by Moonglow on Sun Aug 26, am Does anyone know how well used this beach in north east England is as a nude beach? Plus, I'm really disappointed not to have seen that there's been a YBN event happening in Newcastle this weekend
Druridge Bay is a 7-mile stretch of golden sandy shoreline, backed by grassy dunes. The beach here runs south from Amble, all the way down to Cresswell. Along this part of the coast, which curves gently around a wide bay, are the remains of pill-boxes and anti-tank blocks, being the remnants of defences placed here during the Second World War. The central section of the beach can be found down a lane heading east out of Widdrington village.
Go bare at your own risk though as the rules on nudity are not black and white - but these beaches have been recommended for naturists. There are two beaches in Northumberland which are popular with naturists, according to guides for nude sunbathers. According to WalkingClub. Every autumn, an organised skinny dip takes place in the sea there. Head east off the A at Widdrington towards Druridge.