Holidays in Seahouses
Northumberland is filled with quaint coastal villages - and Seahouses is one of the most popular villages to stay in, due to spectacular scenic views of Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and the Farne Islands. Combined with a range of charming local restaurants and pubs, this famous fishing village is a fantastic place to stay for a holiday in the Northumberland region.
Our guide to holidays in Seahouses has everything from coastal walking routes and wildlife spots to shopping options and dining recommendations - and after you've worked your way through all of that, you can relax in one of our Seahouses cottages nestled in this much loved region.
Things to do in Seahouses
Seahouses' shops are brimming with local charm - from retro confectioner Bit-a-Sweet to Swallow Fish of Seahouses, the village's one stop shop for scrumptious fresh seafood.
The famous Farne Gift Shop is located in the centre of town and is a relative cornucopia of weird and wonderful gift ideas. This self-confessed “Aladdin's Cave of fancy goods, hardware, toys and souvenirs” is a must-see for any visitors to the village of Seahouses - and you're guaranteed to walk out with a fantastic selection of local souvenirs!
Coastal walks are an ideal way to spend your time in the area, giving you a first-hand taste of the renowned Northumberland coastline. Seahouses' walks offer visitors a chance to enjoy the region's long stretches of golden beach and get a glimpse of the dramatic ruins scattered throughout the county.
The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) and offers one of the most impressive coastal walking opportunities in the UK - with no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline ready to be explored.
Seahouses Golf Club is home to one of Northumberland's finest golf courses and two of the most acclaimed par threes in Northern England. Founded back in 1913 as a nine hole course and expanded to 18 holes in 1976, the village's renowned golf course is open to visitors, new members and seasoned players alike.
Slate Hall Riding Centre gives anyone holidaying in Seahouses an opportunity for some coastal horse riding - whether you're looking for a professional lesson, rural trek or refreshing beach ride. With picturesque views of Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands and a range of horses and ponies from 12 to 16.2 hands, Seahouses' riding centre provides short-term visitors with an invigorating one-of-a-kind experience the whole family can enjoy.
Seahouses boat trips are licensed by the National Trust, giving locals and holiday goers a chance to visit the beautiful Farne Islands and catch a glimpse of the magnificent wildlife inhabiting the area. From playful grey seals to hungry puffins, all manner of local nature can be found along the way - and you can even head to historical locations such as Holy Island to guarantee your end destination is as much fun as getting there.
Restaurants in Seahouses
Elan Pizzeria: atmosphere is always on the menu in Seahouses, and Elan Pizzeria is an ideal place to grab some hot, tasty Italian food at a fantastic price. If you're looking to spend a cosy evening in this coastal village, you'll feel right at home here.
The Links Hotel: with a commitment to making every visitor's stay as comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable as possible, The Links Hotel is one of Seahouses' most popular restaurants - offering a menu filled with delicious and affordable local cuisine seafood fans will absolutely love.
Spice House: there's nothing quite like a sizzling hot curry on a cold evening by the coast - and this is without doubt one of the best restaurants in Seahouses when it comes to quality cuisine. For a romantic meal for two or a nice, big meal the whole family can enjoy, Spice House is the ultimate rest stop.
Pubs in Seahouses
The Olde Ship Inn: this friendly village pub is situated in the heart of Seahouses and is home to lively local atmosphere and quality Northern grub. The Olde Ship's menu is packed with fresh produce and the inn's characterful bar is constantly stocked with a range of draught ales and ciders.
Bamburgh Castle Inn: for an evening even your dog can enjoy, take a visit to the Bamburgh Castle Inn - where pooches are welcome and the food is positively top-notch. Topped off with beautiful panoramic views of the harbour, this is one of the very best pubs in Seahouses and guarantees a warm regional welcome.
The Schooner Inn: if you're looking for a traditional fisherman's watering hole with friendly bar staff, this is definitely one to try – and you can bring your dog too. Check out the popular live music every weekend!
Getting to Seahouses
If you’re planning a break in Seahouses, Northumberland has plenty of transportation options to get you from A to B. This seaside village is located roughly halfway between Newcastle and Edinburgh and sits on Northumberland's beautiful unspoilt coastline. Whether you're travelling by plane, train or automobile, Seahouses shouldn't be hard to find.
By car: Seahouses can be found on the B1340, just 15 minutes from the A1. If you're driving, it will take approximately an hour from Newcastle or an hour and a half if you're travelling from Edinburgh. Enter the postcode NE68 7TP and let your Sat-Nav take it from there.
By bus: both the X18 and 418 Arriva bus services operate in and around the area. With the X18, you can travel from Newcastle to Alnwick via Seahouses - while the 418 will take you between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
By train: Chathill is 5 miles from Seahouses, making it the nearest train station, although service is somewhat limited. We'd recommend travelling to an East Coast Main Line station such as Alnmouth or Berwick-upon-Tweed and taking a bus or taxi the rest of the way.
By plane: if you're travelling by air, Newcastle International Airport is 45 miles from Seahouses, while Edinburgh International Airport is 90 miles' distance from the village.
By ferry: the DFDS Seaways ferry service operates regularly between Amsterdam and Newcastle.
Holiday cottages in Seahouses
Finding accommodation in Seahouses is easy, thanks to the collection of stunning coastal cottages scattered throughout the area. From quaint seaside properties to beautifully furnished apartments, there are a number of options available when it comes to finding a place to stay during your Northumberland break.
In Seahouses, cottages are available overlooking the picturesque harbour, in the heart of the bustling fishing village and with breath-taking views of Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands - so whatever you're looking for from your visit to Northumberland, holidays in Seahouses are guaranteed to please.
Explore our cottages in Seahouses online today to find your perfect match.