Holidays in Seahouses – Northumberland

Seahouses, the honey pot along the Northumberland coast. It is here that the most tourists come. There is easy access from the A1 between Edinburgh and Newcastle and this is where you can catch a boat to visit the Farne Islands. Bamburgh with its ancient castle is just a couple of miles away and separated by one of the best beaches in Northumberland. A little beyond Bamburgh is Lindisfarne, the famous tidal Island with its connections to early christianity in Northumberland. To the south the coast becomes more rocky but there are still some lovely sandy stretches. Beadnell, Embleton and Craster are all within easy reach. These are the pretty coastal villages of Northumberland and right in the middle you have the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh castle.

The town itself is based around the working harbour with its life boat and fishing vessels. It is well worth buying the local fish and chips and eating out of the newspaper as you watch the boats enter and leave the harbour.  There are plenty of tourist shops along with crazy golf and amusement arcades. This is a busy tourist town.

Every year the Seahouses festival offers culture, arts and a good time. For 2011 it starts on Friday 19th June and ends on the Sunday.

Accommodation in Seahouses. There is plenty of accommodation from hotels to holiday cottages and B&Bs. Many of the holiday cottages are either apartments overlooking the harbour or residential houses used for lettings. Here the important selling point is ease of access to the harbour, the beaches and a parking place. Seahouses was not as wealthy as nearby Bamburgh so a lot of the accommodation is either terraced or more modern family homes.

Popular activities in Seahouses:

1. Boat trips to the Farne Islands.

2. Eat fish and chips and watch the boats.

3. Walk along the beautiful sandy beach.

4. Hire a bike and explore this area of natural beauty.

5. There is horse riding at Slatehall riding centre. They specialise in riding along the beaches.

6. Golf. The local club was established in 1913 and marekts itself as the friendliest golf club in Northumberland.

This picture shows the harbour and it has Bamburgh castle on the horizon


This picture shows the beautiful sandy beach between Bamburgh and Seahouses


This article was written by Mike Holly who has been visiting cottages in seahouses.

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