The first thing to know about Boulmer is it is pronounced ‘Boomer’. It is a little fishing village situated in the middle of the Northumberland coast and its character has remained pretty much unchanged over the years giving it a timeless feel.
Strangely for a fishing village there is no harbour in Boulmer. Instead the boats (known as cobles) are pulled up the beach by tractors. Not a lot else goes on in Boulmer which makes it a great spot to get away from it all, but don’t expect much in the way of facilities.
Boulmer Beach is a good-sized stretch of fine golden sand which runs for a few hundred metres between the village and Seaton Point. There is a tendency for seaweed to be blown onto the beach when it gets stormy, which can somewhat spoil the appearance and does put some people off.
That said, this is more a winter thing and when the beach is clear it is a glorious spot.
Back in the old days Boulmer was something of a hub for smuggling. Contraband was brought from far and wide to the village pub - the Fishing Boat Inn. The pub remains the only place to eat and drink in the village, but as far as I know the smuggling is gone.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
- Good fishing
- Rock pooling
OS grid ref.
NU 2658 1390
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