5 Things to Do During Your Stay in Beadnell

Posted 24 Oct 17, written by Amanda Lambert

As part of the Northumberland Heritage Coast and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Northumberland shoreline has plenty to captivate visitors - but it’s not just the natural beauty that draws people to the area. The quaint market towns and eclectic fishing villages dotted along the coastline are ripe for the exploring, and while perhaps less well-known than neighbouring Craster and Bamburgh, Beadnell provides plenty of activities for guests staying in the area - from a close proximity to nature to unbeatable sea views.
Today, we’re shining the spotlight on this beautiful village, bringing you the best of what Beadnell has to offer. 

1. Take a stroll along Beadnell beach

The 3km beach to the south of Beadnell is by far one of its biggest attractions. The unspoilt bay not only provides the perfect place for leisurely walks along the beach, but it’s also home to an abundance of wildlife, including little terns and the UK’s largest mainland colony of Arctic terns. These impressive sights can be enjoyed year-round, making it a great place to visit, whatever the weather. You can also visit the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle if you’re happy to stretch your legs and walk the full length of the sands.

2. Hop onboard to The Farne Islands

If you’re a keen nature lover, then a boat trip out to the Farne Islands won’t disappoint. Situated just a couple of miles off the Northumberland Coast, this rocky collection of islands is home to a variety of birds and other wildlife, including puffins and seals. With boats leaving from the village of Seahouses, the Farne Islands are easily accessible for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts staying in holiday cottages in Beadnell.

3. Experience the local history

With evidence of Bronze Age burial sites, a 13th-century chapel at Ebbs Neuk and 18th-century lime kilns, it’s clear this village is brimming with historical connections. While staying in Beadnell cottages, immerse yourself in local history with a visit to the restored Beadnell Lime Kilns or learn about the picturesque west-facing harbour built in the late 18th century.

4. Surf the dune and ride the waves


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If you’re in the North-East seeking some adventure, then Beadnell definitely won’t let you down. From hiking and cycling to watersports, you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your time, including the chance to surf the sand and sea. The iconic rolling sand dunes and big swell at Beadnell Bay provide a host of outdoor activities including sand dune sledding, surfing, bodyboarding and windsurfing - so you’ll be spoilt for choice! 

5. Scuba dive the Somali wreck

With Beadnell holiday cottages, you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore one of the area's most famous shipwrecks, the Somali cargo ship, that was bombed during World War II in 1941. Located off the coast near Beadnell, you can scuba dive down to the wreck to explore the eerie remains beneath the surface - guaranteed to provide you with a truly unique staycation experience.

Where to eat

When it comes to dining options, this coastal village has plenty of delicious places to choose from – so whether you’re trying out one of the local fish and chip restaurants or filling up on pizza, you won’t be disappointed. For a bite during the day, Salt Water Café serves everything from delightful breakfasts to decadent afternoon teas – meaning you can rest and refuel ahead of your next adventure. And when evening falls, thanks to a designated dog-friendly area, quiz nights, live music and mouth-watering homemade meals, The Craster Arms is the perfect place to indulge in fine food and exciting entertainment. 

Where to stay

Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic getaway or a family-friendly destination, Beadnell offers a wealth of things to see and do, and a stay in one of our Beadnell cottages will cater for your every need. 
Whatever activities you’re looking to try your hand at, having a comfortable and relaxing home away from home will make your break in Northumberland even more enjoyable - with our self-catering cottages allowing you to plan your break your way.
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