The Beach Guide

Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beach (Harbour beach)

Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beach - Northumberland

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The Harbour beach on Holy Island is the easiest to get to being on the shoreward side of the island. The beach itself isn't quite as pretty as the other expansive, sandy beaches in the area but there are great views of both 16th century Lindisfarne Castle and the medieval Priory.

There are plenty of facilities close to the beach.

Lindisfarne is a tidal island with access by a paved causeway which is covered at high tide. Therefore, if you are planning walking over and back you'll need to keep an eye on the tides.

Also known as:

Harbour beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Please note there are some seasonal restrictions in Beadnell Bay during bird breeding season when dogs must be kept on a lead or at heel

Northumberland dog friendly beaches »


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town

    Berwick upon Tweed


    TD15 2SF

    OS grid ref.

    NU 1294 4181