Seaside Holidays on Northumberland’s Coast

Posted 10 May 17, written by Amanda Lambert

Whether it’s a visit to explore the North East coast or to see Brighton’s world famous pier, trips to the seaside have been a key part of the Great British tradition since the Victorian era. From fish and chips on the beach to flying a kite in the dunes, it’s not hard to see why so many of us still love a summertime trip to the coast.

While many of the resorts have changed over time, Northumberland’s captivating coastal views and quaint seaside villages have remained a constant as a summertime must-visit. With the summer holidays just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to book a Great British staycation, and that’s why today, we’re bringing you the best bits of a beachside break on the Northumberland coast.

Where to stay: Northumberland coastal cottages

With our collection of beautifully furnished holiday homes stretching across the Northumberland coast, and ranging from cosy 2-beds to more spacious stays for larger parties, there’s guaranteed to be somewhere comfortable to suit your needs when it comes to looking for coastal cottages. Northumberland is well known for its quiet hamlets and traditional villages - so if you’re looking for a peaceful and private retreat, then look no further than our quaint holiday cottages.
Northumberland may be the most sparsely populated county in England, but with several large market towns, and the city of Newcastle upon Tyne nearby, there’s stunning holiday accommodation to suit every type of traveller. So, whether it’s pet friendly, family friendly or you’re looking for a couples-only staycation spot, there’s no shortage of self catering options on the Northumberland coast.

Famous beaches on the Northumberland coast


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Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Northumberland coast stretches for over 100 miles along the North East coastline. With no shortage of picturesque seaside villages and miles of golden sands covering the region, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing your sunbathing spot on your British staycation - and with over 20 dog friendly beaches, you can make sure that the whole family enjoys their time together.
For a beachside break that combines captivating views with the area’s wealth of history and culture, don’t miss out on seeing Bamburgh’s golden sands on the St Aiden Beach. With miles of unspoilt sand and plenty of dunes to explore, admiring the views of Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands doesn’t get any better than on this dog friendly beach. 

Sampling the local culinary delights


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Fish and chips, followed by a 99 ice cream, are a must-have on any British seaside holiday - and with Northumberland’s fine fishing opportunities, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy this tasty tradition. For flavourful chargrilled fish that’s been freshly caught by local suppliers, a visit to the quaint beachside bar and grill, Riley’s Fish Shack is well worth it during a trip to Tynemouth. For seafood in a more sophisticated setting, The Craster Seafood Restaurant promises fine food in comfortable surroundings - and its charming harbour location means you can enjoy the stunning seaside views while you dine.
From the staggering coastal landscape to the array of accommodating dog friendly cottages, Northumberland unsurprisingly boasts some of the best holiday hotspots for a great British staycation.
As the sun begins to make more of an appearance, it’s time to start thinking about planning your summertime getaway to the North East. From sea view properties to cosy holiday cottages, the Northumberland coast has got it all - so find your home-from-home by browsing our range online today.


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