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5 Glorious Northumberland Beaches To Visit

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5 Glorious Northumberland Beaches To Visit

Northumberland beaches are some of the most stunning and unspoiled in the country. Here are some of the best beaches in Northumberland that are worth exploring from your base in Alnwick:

1. Bamburgh Beach: With the iconic Bamburgh Castle as a backdrop, Bamburgh Beach is a vast expanse of golden sand that is perfect for long walks and picnics. The views of the castle and the Farne Islands from the beach are simply breathtaking. Kids love sledging in the steep dunes to the south of the castle, so take something good for sliding down slopes, or head first to the Farne Gift Shop in Seahouses to buy your sledge and get ready to wear them out! Alternatively, walk the 3 miles from Bamburgh to Seahouses and stop for a pint in The Olde Ship Inn, before heading back. Or you could simply take your deck chairs and enjoy the peace and the sound of the sea! The castle itself is also worth a visit, with its 3000 years of history. This summer it’s also hosting a Last Kingdom display paying tribute to Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Find out more Bamburgh Castle Website

2. Seahouses Beach: Located near the bustling town of Seahouses, this beach offers stunning views of the Farne Islands and the North Sea. Seahouses Beach is perfect for beachcombing, rock pooling, and enjoying fish and chips from the nearby seaside shops. If the weather is changeable, which is fairly likely in North East England, Seahouses has the best variety of indoor activities. Amusements, soft play and gift shops; it has something for everyone.

3. Beadnell Bay: Beadnell Bay is a family-friendly beach with shallow waters, making it ideal for paddling and swimming. The bay is also a popular spot for water sports such as windsurfing, kite-surfing and paddleboarding.

4. Low Newton Beach and Embleton Bay: Tucked away in a secluded cove, Low Newton Beach is a peaceful retreat surrounded by sand dunes and a traditional pub, The Ship Inn; you can see their up to date menus here It’s a great spot for a quiet day at the beach away from the crowds. The walk from Low Newton along to Embleton Bay and to Dunstanburgh Castle along the beach is a must-do for visitors to the area.

5. Alnmouth Beach: Alnmouth Beach is a picturesque stretch of sand backed by dunes and grassy areas. It’s a popular spot for families, with plenty of space for beach games and picnics. The village of Alnmouth nearby adds to the charm of this beach and it’s worth wandering in the shops and cafes. We always like a browse in The Alnmouth Gift Shop as they stock some superb local artists. We never come away empty handed.

Northumberland’s beaches offer a diverse range of landscapes and activities, from relaxing on sandy shores to exploring rocky cliffs and dunes. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly beach, a scenic spot for a romantic stroll, or a place to enjoy water sports, Northumberland has it all. So grab your bucket and spade, pack a picnic, and head to one of Northumberland’s beautiful beaches for a day of seaside fun and relaxation.

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