Northumberland Beaches and Coast

Northumberland lies in North East England bordering Cumbria, County Durham and the North Sea. Its coastline with many golden, sandy beaches, is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a place filled with the magic of rolling hills, moorlands, magnificent views of pristine coastline and tiny towns with hidden gardens and medieval castles. This is a land carved by bloody wars where traffic is scarce and outdoor adventure awaits!

Walk the 103 kilometre long coastal path stopping off at the cosy pubs for a meal or drink, pass the towns and tiny coastal hamlets going back in time in the fishing villages. Visit Craster, where the kippers and herring come from or the 18th Century dam of Guyzance.

Smooth the stones of the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in Alnwick and marvel at the Robert Stevenson designed railway viaduct spanning the River Tweed. Holy Island, and all the castles that look out over the ocean and countryside, and the fields where ancient battles were fought contrast with Northern Europe's largest manmade lake in Kielder Water and Forest Park.

The vast sandy beach at Bamburgh Castle is beautiful on a long Summer evening and other wonderful spots can be found at Beadnell, Embleton and Almouth.

All Places in Northumberland

  • Ross Back Sands Beach

    Ross Back Sands is 3 miles of sandy quiet beach with dunes that sticks out between Holy Island and Budle Bay. Can be very windy due to is exposed position although the sand dunes can provide a good wind break. You can see Lindisfarne Castle to the north and Bamburgh read more

  • Embleton Bay Beach

    Embleton Bay is one of Northumberland’s many fine beaches. The beach is dominated by Dunstanburgh Castle which stands on the south cliffs of the bay. Embleton Bay beach is sandy with rock pools at low tide and is very popular with walkers and families. No facilities and access is from read more

  • Wyndgrove House

    Wyndgrove House is located in the quiet conservation area of North Sunderland, only 10 minutes’ walk from the harbour and beaches. All the light spacious rooms have been refurbished with king-size beds and fresh, modern décor.

  • The Black Bull inn

    The Black Bull Hotel is a 17th Century Inn standing in the main street of Wooler.It still retains much of its original character and is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of Northumberland.

  • YHA Berwick

    This YHA hostel is set in a beautifully converted 240-year-old former granary. This Grade II listed building offers self-catering accommodation with private bathrooms and an art gallery.

  • The Sunningdale

    In the charming village of Bamburgh, The Sunningdale is just 5 minutes’ walk from a magnificent castle and scenic coastline. It offers a restaurant that uses local produce and bright rooms with free Wi-Fi.

  • The Victoria Hotel

    In the heart of historical Bamburgh, The Victoria Hotel features a brasserie restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The elegant en suite rooms feature LCD TVs and tea/coffee facilities, and some rooms have views of Bamburgh Castle.

  • Tankerville Arms Hotel

    Set in an 18th-century coaching inn in the quaint town of Wooler, The Tankerville serves local, seasonal produce on its restaurant menu. The Cheviot Hills are within a 10-minute walk and offer stunning hilltop views across the area.

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