Cocklawburn Beach

Address: Unnamed Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SY, UK

Cocklawburn Beach is located just a few miles south of Berwick-uponTweed. The meeting point is in the parking area on your left, where the road bends to the right at the top of a small rise just to the south of the beach where the ice cream van usually parks. 

The beach is a lovely walk or cycle ride from Spittal across the cliff tops. By car turn off the A1167 (from Berwick) to Scremerston and then turn immediately and hard left onto a minor road. Follow for about a mile then turn left again just past Borewell Farm (with yurts and Pot a Doodle Do) following the sign to the beach; this road, bending to the right just after you cross the railway, will lead you to your desitination after a bit over a mile.   

Grid reference NU027485

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