The Beach Guide

Amble Links Beach

Amble Links Beach - Northumberland

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Amble Links, south of Amble Marina and Harbour is a mostly sandy beach, with some shingle and rocks, backed by cliffs. Behind the beach is Park Leisure Amble Links Holiday Park. The beach is popular with walkers, families and for water sports such as surfing and kayaking. Some stretches of the beach have rockpools exposed at low tide, with interesting shore-life to discover.

Amble Links beach looks out onto Coquet Island. Although visitors are not permitted to land on the island, it is possible to arrange boat trips out to see it. This excursion is very popular with bird- watchers as the island is home to a large colony of puffins. Those taking the organised boat trips will also be able to see the working lighthouse and ruins of an ancient monastery on the island.

At nearby Low Hauxley, are the remains of a pre-historic submerged forest. Tree stumps, preserved in peat, which are possibly 7000 years old are occasionally exposed by the tides. These remains are thought to be part of Doggerland, a stretch of land which once connected Britain to the European land mass. Archaeologists claim to have discovered evidence of human habitation here from thousands of years BC together with bear and wild boar footprints.

There is free parking on the cliffs above the beach as well as toilets. The beach is accessed down a gentle, but narrow path.

The adjacent village of Amble offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town

    Amble

    Postcode

    NE65 0JT

    OS grid ref.

    NU 2825 0367

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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