The historic village of Embleton lies just a mile from the Northumberland coast and is most famous for its gloriously wide sandy beach that seems to endlessly stretch into the distance for miles, extraordinary views of Dunstanburgh Castle, and incredibly tasty kippers!
Close to the popular seaside destinations of Amble and Alnmouth, Embleton is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – take a stroll along the beautiful sandy shore and you’ll understand why! Thanks to the Dunstanburgh 18-hole golf course – considered by many to be the friendliest golf course in Northumberland, and Embleton Bay recently being named ‘Beach of the Year’ by Countryfile, the area is continuing to grow in popularity. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Embleton is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Things to do in Embleton
Wander along the beach northwards from Embleton to Low Newton, the romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle providing an impressive backdrop and stop for a well-earned lunch in the locally renowned Ship Inn pub, which has its own micro-brewery. Continue your walk further north, perhaps exploring a rockpool or two, building a sandcastle or watching the local bird life, and you will eventually reach Beadnell Bay, a mecca for water sports, and Seahouses beyond. From Seahouses, you can take a boat trip to the National Trust’s Farne Islands to see puffins, a colony of grey seals, and a plethora of other interesting sea birds – this is truly an incredible experience.
If you’re holidaying with children be sure to follow the coastal path to the majestic Bamburgh Castle where you will discover fascinating stories of mystery, intrigue and betrayal. Along your wonderful journey along the coast, you will come across many quirky tokens of local history which are well worth a visit – the ‘bathing rock’, the mystical ‘vanishing rock’, the ‘caterpillar hill’, and even a tribute to a long lost Scottish pirate!
The quaint village of Embleton boasts several restaurants and traditional pubs with friendly atmospheres including The Greys Inn and The Blue Bell; both of these establishments offer delicious food and a well-deserved drink after a wind-swept walk. There are also golf courses a-plenty nearby, including the popular 18-hole Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course designed by the great golf course architect James Braid – the course is a brilliant challenge to golfers of all levels and abilities.
If you have been inspired to visit the lovely village of Embleton, we hope you have a wonderful experience. Why not stay in one of our Embleton holiday cottages?