Newton Haven-St Marys. This fairly sheltered bay provides good conditions for beginners as there are not many waves and a backup boat is also available. In stronger winds, this location would be more suited to slalom sailing and in E – NE winds, it is possible to sail round the point out onto the open sea, but this is not recommended for beginners. The only major drawback is that the parking is quite a distance from the beach and it can be difficult to get equipment to the water.
Getting there: Take the A1 N from Alnwick for about a mile, then take the B1340. Follow the signs for Newton Haven, the beach is signposted
Parking: Limited parking half a mile from the beach
Ideal Wind: E – NE
Accomodation: B&B’s in High Newton
Water Quality: MCSR
Suitable for: Beginners