The beach at Blackhall is a fairly pleasant stretch of North Sea coast. Both clean and quiet. As you walk along this shoreline, the sea waves travel over the sand and giant pebbles, always leaving a walkway even at high tide. At Blackhall colliery near ‘the ladders’ as I believe it is called is a rather large stone stair case. Just there is a rock pool craggy section going out to sea, then further South towards Blackhall rocks, there is an even better craggy section that has a backdrop of a cave area.
What is particularly interesting at Blackhall colliery is the river coming down through the Castle Eden Dene Valley which then diverts to run along the base of the cliffs. We’ve seen people swimming, fishing for crabs, surfing, hand gliding, walking along the beach and clifftops, and it is dog friendly. Truly worth a visit!