Seaton Sluice Beach is a long strip of sand backed by sand dunes. Seaton Sluice itself and a small rocky harbour lie at the southern end of the beach. The area is popular for swimming, surfing and long coastal walks - a cliff top path runs south from Seaton Sluice to Whitley Bay with views of nesting birds on the cliffs and the chance to spot porpoises, dolphins and seals. Fossil hunting is good here and horse riding is permitted on the sands between Seaton Sluice and Blyth. The beach is Marine Conservation Society Recommended.