The northernmost county of England borders Scotland to the North, and the coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with sandy beaches and dramatic views. In winter, you may see grey seals which breed off the Northumberland Coast on the Farne Islands.
The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Fantastic for nature enthusiasts where you can visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne where there is a national nature reserve. Belford, Craster and Druridge Bay are other areas to experience the best of nature. The kids will love having a little guide book and spotting geese, ducks and waders.
The Northumberland Coast Path is part of the North Sea Trail between Berwick Upon Tweed in the North, stretching 64 continuous miles down to Cresswell in the south. Amazing scenery for families who love to walk.
If you love a deserted beach to run along with the kids, then the beaches in Northumberland will win you over. Bamburgh Castle is a sight to behold and Bamburgh is one of the best known , also nominated in a recent ITV1 programme, as one of Britain’s favourite views.
Other notable beaches close to towns and villages, ideal for a pub lunch break, are Alnmouth, Embleton and Beadnell. Newton by the Sea makes you feel like you have gone back in time. The village is largely owned by the National Trust.