The busy seaside resort of Seahouses is situated on a superb stretch of the Northumberland Coastline (designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty), linking Beadnell with Bamburgh to the north. The Farne Islands nature reserve lays just off-shore and can be easily reached by boat from Seahouses harbour.
The Farne Islands is home to 23 species of seabirds, including arctic terns, eider ducks, guillemots and, most famously, around 37,000 pairs of puffins. The Farnes are also home to a colony of grey seals, with more than 1,000 pups born here each autumn.
You can take a sail-around trip lasting just an hour and a half, or a longer landing trip to allow you to visit Inner Farne and see the Victorian Longstone lighthouse.
The boat operators run trips of various lengths from Easter to September and further details can be obtained from Seahouses Tourist Information Centre, just off the main car in Seahouses centre.
During the summer months, Seahouses is packed with tourists exploring its shops, amusement arcades, and sampling the delicious fish and chips which Seahouses is famous for. The town has also developed a reputation as a sailing, diving and fishing centre.
Seahouses is on the long distance walking routes of the Northumberland Coast Path and St Oswald’s Way, as well as the Coast and Castles national cycle route 1, and is a great stopping point on these routes with various options for accommodation and places to eat.
The unassuming haven of Beadnell offers a great opportunity for all sorts of water sports. The beach is the only west facing beach on the north-east coast of England and Beadnell harbour is a favourite with keen photographers. Near the harbour are lime kilns dating from the 18th Century, now used by fishermen as a store for lobster pots.