Newton Point is a North facing whin sill dolerite sea cliff with stunning views of Beadnell Bay to the North and Dunstanburgh Castle to the South. The tallest buttresses are around 5 metres high and well placed bouldering pads are essential.
The base of the crag sits on the high water mark so it’s advisable to climb around low tide. Whenever visiting the coast you should always check local tide times. Most of the rock is of good quality and surprisingly grippy, however a few small sections are brittle and holds can break. As the tide comes right up to the cliff, some of the boulders at the bottom can be very slippery and our team found a large tarpaulin to be very useful.
From either car park head through the gate at St Mary’s Church and along the road towards the National Trust office (old MOD buildings). Turn left off the road near its end and cross the field along the obvious track. At the point where this track meets the coast you’ll find yourself on top of the crag. There are scramble descents at both ends of the main crag.