The Beach Guide

Seahouses Beach

Seahouses Beach - Northumberland

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Seahouses lies on the Northumberland coast approximately mid-way between Bamburgh Castle and Beadnell. The town has excellent amenities and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

The small harbour was built in the late 19th century, and today it provides shelter to a number of attractive fishing boats. Boat trips leave from the harbour, taking passengers out to the delightful Farne Islands, to see puffins and other seabirds, as well as the UK’s largest colony of grey seals. There is even a possibility of spotting dolphins, porpoises and whales on the boat ride.

The extensive area of gently sloping, sandy beach stretching north of the harbour is backed by low, grassy dunes and features a number of rocky outcrops. This can be a good destination for anyone who enjoys tranquillity and big open skies.

The water quality here is good and the beach is used by birdwatchers and sea anglers as well as walkers. On clear days the Farne Islands can be seen in the distance.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    NE68 7SU

    OS grid ref.

    NU 2120 3300

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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