|Distance:||4.4 miles (7.1 km)|
|Meets:||B1522, A1018, B1404, B1285|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1287 is a short B-road in the east of County Durham.
It starts on the B1522 near the centre of Ryhope and heads south parallel to the A1018 before reaching a T-junction on that road. It multiplexes east for a few yards to a roundabout before regaining its number and heading south once more; prior to the completion of the A1018 Ryhope bypass this was just a straight road. The B1287 zigzags under the Durham Coast railway line before continuing past Seaham Hall then running along the seafront to the centre of Seaham.
The B1287 originally ended at the eastern end of Tempest Road which was the A1054. However, that number is now in use in Norwich so the B1287 has taken over part of its route. It TOTSOs right (inland) along Tempest Road. Straight on is the A182 - but for some reason that road does not reach the B1287 and there's a short unclassified stretch between the two.
The B1287 leaves the ex-A1054 behind by detouring to avoid the station. After meeting the end of the B1404 at a roundabout, the B1287 skirts the southern edge of Deneside before ending on a roundabout on the B1285 in Dalton-le-Dale.