Holidays in Embleton
The charming village of Embleton sits just a stone’s throw from Embleton Bay and its stunning sandy beach. Whether you’re after a relaxing seaside holiday or plan on exploring locations further afield - including the nearby towns of Alnwick, Newton-by-the-Sea and Craster - Embleton has a prime position on the Northumberland Coast.
Our guide to holidays in Embleton has everything you need to plan the perfect Northumberland coastal break. From what to see and do to local pubs and even recommendations for holiday cottages, Embleton should be at the top of your list for your next holiday in Northumberland.
Things to do in Embleton
Don’t be fooled by Embleton’s sleepy seaside village atmosphere. If you’re looking to get out and about, there are plenty of activities on offer.
Embleton Bay shelters one of the best golden sand beaches in the country. With the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle providing a spectacular backdrop, it’s the ultimate sun, sea and sand destination in the region. With a wide beach and shallow waters, it's a perfect spot for a family picnic or a splash in the gentle waves.
Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club is just a short stroll from Embleton. Set back from the beach, this 18-hole golf course offers some of the best coastal views in the country. Non-members and visitors are welcome to try their hand at a game, with afternoon rounds starting from just £15 (after 3pm). Following a hard day spent hitting the green, treat yourself to a little light refreshment at the popular clubhouse - serving up sandwiches and drinks throughout the day.
Newton Pool Bird Reserve is nestled behind the sand dunes south of Newton-by-the-Sea, within walking distance of Embleton. Here, you’ll be able to observe the abundance of local birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat from the comfort of one of the on-site birdwatching huts.
Water sports can be found in abundance at Embleton Bay and Low Newton-by-the-Sea, if you fancy trying something a little more adventurous! Local surf specialists at Northside Surf School offer group, family and 1-2-1 surfing lessons, providing an ideal way to stay active during your break.
Pubs and restaurants in Embleton
The Ship Inn pub in nearby Low Newton-by-the-Sea comes complete with its own micro brewery, making it an instant hit with locals and visitors alike. It’s the ultimate lunch stop following a walk up the beach from Embleton.
The Greys Inn is situated in the heart of Embleton village and serves up tasty bar meals, snacks and drinks. This family-run and dog-friendly pub is ideal for a cosy evening out.
The Blue Bell pub is home to the legendary local Italian restaurant chain, Sambuca. Offering hearty Italian fare at pocket-friendly prices, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.
Once you’ve had your fill of the local bars and restaurants, why not explore the regional produce on offer in and around Embleton? Self catering holiday cottages offer the perfect opportunity to cook up a hearty meal with fantastic local ingredients. A visit to Craster’s traditional smokehouse is essential for seafood lovers, with fresh crab and perfectly smoked kippers to tantalise your tastebuds.
Getting to Embleton
Situated on the Northumberland Coast, just 8 miles by road from the bustling market town of Alnwick, Embleton is ideally located for the beach, as well as exploring Northumberland’s other towns and attractions. Great access by road, rail and public transport puts Embleton’s holiday cottages within easy reach of your departure point.
By car: driving or hiring a car on your Embleton holiday is the ideal way to pack in all of the activities and sightseeing on offer. The A1 provides easy access from the north and south, with Embleton just 15 minutes from the turn-off. Exit the A1 onto the B1430 and travel east onto the B1339, which will take you all the way to the village square.
By bus: Arriva’s X18 bus service connects Embleton and the rest of the Northumberland Coast with Morpeth and Newcastle - putting you within easy reach of the region’s rail hub and airport.
By train: Alnmouth train station sits on the East Coast Main Line, providing direct access to the region from as far away as London and Edinburgh. From here, you can hop on Arriva’s X18 bus service which will take you directly to Embleton.
Holiday cottages in Embleton
Embleton is an idyllic seaside village, perfect for a coastal break. Whether you want a week of sun, sea and sand, fancy trying your hand at golf or you’re looking for an ideal base from which to explore all that Northumberland has to offer, Embleton is perfectly positioned to please every holidaymaker.
With a number of holiday cottages in and around Embleton, you’re guaranteed to find accommodation to suit you. From the characterful (and dog-friendly) Whinstone Cottage in the heart of Embleton to the cool and contemporary Newton Halt South Cottage, just a short stroll from the village of Newton-by-the-Sea, there’s an Embleton holiday cottage for all tastes.
Explore our range of holiday cottages in Embleton to find your perfect match.