Cresswell is a village in Northumberland, England. It is about 4 miles to the north of Ashington, on the North Sea coast.
It is a popular bird watching area with Cresswell pond and bird hide nearby and the Druridge Bay Country Park less than away.
The village has one ice cream shop which closes out of season. The village also has two caravan holiday home parks - Cresswell Towers and Golden Sands. Cresswell Towers takes its name from the old tower nearby.
Snab Point, south of The Carrs, is a sheltered bay with the Alcan aluminium smelting plant on its south side. Embedded in the small cliffs of Snab Point are the remnants of fossilised trees. The beach area is littered with the remnants of fossilised wood and small seams of coal can be seen in the cliffs. Depending on the tides and wind, vast swathes of sea coal is washed up within the bay. The area was formed during the carboniferous period some 310 million years ago, when the current land mass was in a region below southern Spain, more than south of its present position.