Northumberland Beaches

Northumberland Beaches

If you love the great outdoors, then Northumberland’s beaches are the perfect destination for you. From walking and cycling, to birdwatching and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Find your favourite Northumberland Beaches

The Northumberland coast is a stunning stretch of coastline in the North East England, stretching about 62 miles from the Scottish border to the River Coquet. Rugged and unspoiled, with glorious sandy beaches brimming with wildlife, and picturesque villages. Enjoy walking, cycling, and birdwatching, as well as exploring historic castles, forts, and other landmarks that dot the coastline.

Northumberland Beaches A-Z

Wander along the Northumberland Coast Path and discover hidden gems like the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or the tranquil nature reserves teeming with birdlife. Visit Holy Island, play golf, discover remote beaches and find family friendly beachfronts.

Castles and Historic Sites

Northumberland boasts an impressive concentration of castles and historic sites along its coastline, including Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its ancient priory ruins.

Sweeping Sandy Beaches

Sweeping Sandy Beaches The Northumberland coast is renowned for its vast stretches of unspoiled, golden sandy beaches. Highlights include the beaches at Embleton, Alnmouth, Beadnell, and Budle Bay, which offer miles of pristine sands backed by dune systems.

Traditional Fishing VIllages

Find a hub of activity where traditional fishing villages like Craster and Seahouses thrive, their harbors bustling with the comings and goings of boats. From these coastal towns, one can embark on a journey to the famed Farne Islands, a sanctuary for puffins, seals, and countless seabirds.

What’s On

Coastal events in Northumberland for your diary

Annual events taking place for 2024.

  • Food Festivals
  • Sailing
  • Sporting Events

Enjoy the beautiful Northumberland coast.

Common Questions

The Northumberland Coast Path is part of the North Sea Trail. This path takes you along the coast from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed. For art lovers take the Amble Sculpture Trail, known as the ‘Bord Waalk’ from Warkworth through Amble to Hauxley.

Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens and Bamburgh Castle are just a few of the local historical sites.

Yes, you can visit the Farne Islands by taking a boat tour from Seahouses Harbour. The tours are usually operated between April and October, and you can see a wide variety of seabirds and other wildlife on the islands.

Explore other areas near Northumberland

Explore the miles of coastline with popular seaside destinations, coastal walks and water sports. Find more beaches in the northeast coast of England, covering the counties of Durham, East Riding, Yorkshire. Stop off at a beach for the day or walk or cycle the coastal trails.

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