Beaches in North Northumberland
There's nothing more delightful than walking bare foot along a deserted sandy beach in the height of summer, well ok its not actually deserted but you'll be hard pushed to see many faces on our beaches even on a hot summer's day. And, in the autumn and winter a bracing walk with your kids or your dog, taking in the views of the Farne Islands and Holy Island in the distance, or Coquet Island to the south then back home for tea, is a heart warming experience.
For the watersports enthusiast, kite surfing, diving, sailing, canoeing & kayaking - the beaches at Beadnell and Budle are some of the best.
Of course diving off the coast at Beadnell and out at the Farne Islands is one of our most popular sporting attractions and you can see why on our Diving in Northumberland page.
For walkers take a short walk between the coastal villages - Bamburgh to Seahouses or vice versa 3 miles; Seahouses to Beadnell or vice versa 2 miles; Beadnell to Newton or vice versa 4 miles. Arriva & Travel sure buses run along these stretches so you can time a one way trip, lunch at a local pub and walk back.
For the more energetic, complete some of the longer sections of the Coast and Castles Cycle route, the North Coastal Walk, St. Oswald's Way or St. Cuthbert's Way.
Or just spend an afternoon with the kids rock pooling, most of our cottages have a guide to the typical rock pool inhabitants you might find and of course a boat trip out to the Farne Islands for the keen birder or photographer is a must.
Note: all of the beaches north of Newbiggin by the Sea are dog friendly, but obviously pets must be kept under control and when passing through nature reserves, and around livestock, dogs must be kept on leads, you are asked to obvserve the country code at all times.