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  • Shotley Pier Queen Victoria Drive, Shotley Gate IP9 1PY (map)

Shotley beach has loads of shells and is a fabulous location for beachcombing with heaps of other treasures to be found. Beach Bonkers will be donating the money from ticket sales to the Shotley Pier Restoration Fund.

Meeting point: Shotley Pier, Queen Victoria Drive, Shotley Gate, IP9 1PY.  Please join me ten minutes before the beachcomb begins so we can start promptly. Sorry, but if you are late you won't be able to join us.

Do I need to book?  Booking in advance advisable, but you can turn up on the day. To book please call Sally on (01473) 780052 or email

How much does it cost? £5 for each person. 

What age is this suitable for? All ages. Beachcombing is suitable for children and adults alike.  Hunting for treasure on our beaches is addictive whatever your age, so all are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times by their accompanying adults.

What should I wear? It can be windy and cold on the beach even on a sunny day so wrap up with lots of layers for warmth and against the wind. Please wear shoes suitable for walking on shingle - flip-flops or open-toed sandals will be uncomfortable.

How long will it last?  A couple of hours.

What if it's horrible weather? The weather can be very changeable but the beachcomb will go ahead unless it's torrential rain or high winds make the beach dangerous.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome. 

Is there parking? There is free parking on Bristol Hill and in front of the pier.

I can’t make this date, will there be others? Yes, there are Beach Bonkers beachcombing events throughout the year.