If you’ve ever been to Northumberland, you’ll know that the bustling village of Seahouses is an unmissable spot - and if you’re yet to visit, now’s the time! With its colourful fishing harbour, perfect for observing local marine life including dolphins and panoramic views of the spectacular Farne Islands, Seahouses offers amazing access to this incredible part of the country.
The vibrant village centre features everything you would expect from a good old-fashioned seaside holiday including an impressive range of boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, ice cream parlours, and fish and chip shops. If you are holidaying with children, they will be sure to love the amusement arcades, crazy golf and boat trips from the harbour.
To the North and South of the town are family-friendly stretches of sweeping sandy beaches, perfect for building sandcastles, flying kites, playing hide and seek in the dunes, having a go at body boarding and even walking the dog. There are also miles of scenic walking and cycling routes to explore, thanks to the Northumberland Coast having been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the coast path runs from Beadnell in the south, through Seahouses and on towards Bamburgh Castle in the North.
A short stroll from the glorious beach in Seahouses takes you to the quintessentially English village of Bamburgh with its magnificent, iconic castle. Gaze out to sea to soak up mesmerising views of the world-famous Holy Island, birthplace of St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospel, as well as Lindisfarne Priory and Castle. You are also within close proximity of Alnwick, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth Castles where you can learn more of the region’s fascinating history.
The nearby Farne Islands are a must visit while you are in the area, home to a plethora of exciting wildlife including a large colony of grey seals and puffins. During the breeding season around 150,000 seabirds also vie for space on the islands, making this the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles. They are remarkably tolerant to visitors, allowing you to get up close and take some extraordinary photographs. Regular boat trips from Seahouses Harbour means that you shouldn’t have to wait long for your chance to view the local wildlife in its natural habitat – don’t forget your camera!
For golfers, the 18-hole course in Seahouses boasts two of the most prestigious par threes in the North of England, and if that’s not enough there are many other golf courses nearby including Bamburgh Castle Golf Club to the North and Dunstanburgh Golf Course to the South.
With an extensive range of activities to keep you busy and our unique collection of holiday cottages providing a welcome place to rest your tired feet, Seahouses is the ideal destination for a Great British break. Each one of our coastal retreats is completely unique - if you’re searching for self-catering cottages in Seahouses, look no further.