Druridge Bay shown within Northumberland
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Northumberland Coast Country Park is situated within the bay, and part of the bay (the section near the farm-steading of Druridge, in the centre of the bay) is owned by the National Trust. Areas within the bay are set aside as nature reserves. Druridge Bay is also a delightful spot for naturists.
During the Second World War defences were constructed around Druridge Bay as a part of British anti-invasion preparations of World War II. The defences included scaffolding barriers and anti-tank blocks overlooked by pillboxes and behind these were minefields and an anti-tank ditch.
The bay was the focus of a long-running campaign against a proposal to construct a Pressurised Water Reactor nuclear power station during the 1980s and the large scale extraction of sand from the area in the 1990s. The campaign, along with changes in UK Government policy on nuclear power, prevented the power station from being built, and the plan was shelved for the time being in 1989. Northumberland Wildlife Trust purchased the sand extraction site from RMC Group in 2006, the shore is known for populations of birds including the golden plover and the purple sandpiper.
In November 1996 the NDA/BNFL sold the land to farmers. 
Druridge Bay is best known to birdwatchers for hosting, in 1998, the Druridge Bay curlew, a controversial bird which was eventually accepted as the first record of slender-billed curlew for Britain, although this identification is still disputed by some.
- Foot, William (2006). Beaches, fields, streets, and hills ... the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940. Council for British Archaeology. ISBN 1-902771-53-2.
- Northumberland County Council page on Druridge Bay
- Youtube - Tyne Tees News broadcast June 1990 mentioning plans to build nuclear power station