6 September 2019

Seaham Beach

I’ve written a post from Seaham before, but when I walked along the beach the other day, there were pools that were bright red so I thought I’d share these photos.

It was such a hot day when we visited, although the beach was fairly empty. A quick Google showed that the now beautiful stretch of coastline was once used as a dumping ground for 4 nearby mines. The mines closed in the 1980s, but the coal pollution from back then causes the red water. During the past decade though, the beach has undergone a huge clean-up operation and it is much better than it once was.

The beach isn’t very far from Penshaw, which is where we stopped off at on our way home.

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