Holidays in Amble
Locally known as “the friendliest port”, Amble sits right on the harbour front and is home to an award-winning marina - as well as a Sunday market packed with excellent local bargains. Ideal for a tranquil seaside experience, this Northumbrian village caters to all tastes.
The seaside town is home to what has recently been crowned Britain's best coastal high street in the 2015 Great British High Street Awards - thanks to continuous improvements and the crucial role it plays in the local community.
Our guide to holidays in Amble features everything from the UK’s only Puffin Festival to the village’s number of reputable local restaurants - so that families, friends and even four-legged pals can have a holiday they’ll never forget. Then, when you’re ready to retreat into a cosy holiday property for the night, our range of Amble cottages should give you plenty to choose from.
Things to do in Amble
Amble Angling Centre gives fishing enthusiasts an opportunity to take advantage of this prime coastal location and cast their nets into Amble’s waters. Thanks to a well-stocked angling store and fishing trips organised by the experts, this local angling centre is an essential part of any Northumbrian fishing holiday.
Watersports are one of Amble’s greatest draws, thanks to its ideal situation and diverse range of activities. From canoeing and kayaking to sailing and powerboating, watersports training sessions are available close to the harbour - and in Amble’s Coquet Enterprise Park, you’ll find North East Kayaks and Paddles: Northumberland’s one and only kayak and canoe shop.
Wildlife can be found in abundance at Amble, which is home to Britain’s one and only Puffin Festival! Coquet Island’s bird colony comprises 36,000 vibrant nesting birds - and by taking a Puffin Cruise from Amble harbour, you can get a first-hand glimpse of this RSPB seabird sanctuary.
Amble restaurants and pubs
The Old Boat House is a rustic bistro based at Amble harbour, serving fresh seafood cooked to perfection by highly skilled local chefs. From family meals to romantic dinners, this Northumbrian restaurant is the perfect place for high quality dining couples with friendly and vibrant local atmosphere.
Zecca’s fresh food ethos is at the heart of everything they serve - from scrumptious, locally sourced seafood to their mouthwatering wood fired pizzas. Whether you’re looking for a light bite at lunchtime or a fully-loaded main meal, when it comes to Amble restaurants, Zecca offers one of the best menus you’ll find for miles around.
Sea&Soil is renowned throughout the region as one of Northumberland’s true hidden gems - combining gourmet cuisine with unparalleled service. If you have room for afters, you can try one of their heavenly desserts. As their menu clearly states, it would be rude not to.
The Old Storehouse describes itself as “passionate about food” - and the enthusiasm for creating quality local cuisine is entirely evident. One of the finest Amble restaurants and, indeed, one of the very best in Northumberland, this stunning eatery boasts an ever-changing menu packed with delicious local produce.
Where is Amble?
Situated on the Northumberland Coast and a mile from the beautiful village of Warkworth, Amble offers fantastic, panoramic views of the stunning coastline - and wherever you’re travelling from, it shouldn’t be hard to find.
By car: approximately 9 miles from Alnwick and 15 miles from Morpeth, Amble is most easily accessible by car - sitting right on the Northumberland Coast. Enter the postcode NE65 0DQ and let your Sat-Nav do the rest.
By bus: if you’re heading to Amble, Arriva’s X18 bus service runs right through the town and operates across Northumberland. Catch the X18 to travel direct to Amble from Newcastle.
By train: Alnmouth is the nearest train station on the East Coast Main Line, connecting Newcastle and Edinburgh. Jump off at this station and hop on the X18 bus to complete your journey.
Holiday cottages in Amble
With a range of Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble cottages scattered throughout this area of Northumberland, finding a property that’s perfect for your stay couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re looking for easy access to Amble’s vibrant high street, or a warm welcome for you and your dog, there’s a wide selection of self catering accommodation nestled in this Northumberland hotspot.
From the luxurious Heron's Beck to the homely Panhaven and dog friendly Sundial Cottage, the number of unique and ideally situated cottages in Amble means every day in this bustling village can end with a cosy night of relaxation.
Explore our Amble cottages online today to find your perfect match.