Holy Island The Links

The Links on Holy Island is a large stretch of sandy beach on the north coast of the island, at low tide, stretches up to Goswick Sands on the mainland. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the coastal wildlife.

Did you Know? The Island is steeped in history, and Saint Aidan established the first English Diocese here in AD635. The castle on the island is privately owned but can be visited, and was built in around 1550.

Responsible dog owners are welcome on the reserve – this includes keeping dogs on a lead or at heel at all times (even on the beaches) to avoid disturbance to our birds and grazing livestock. It’s one of our byelaws, which are there to protect the reserve.

This beach is …

  • Sandy
  • Great for long walks

What to see and do

  • Visit the nature reserve

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Holy Island The Links

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Getting to the beach

Map of Holy Island The Links Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

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