Beadnell Tourist Information:

Beadnell three miles south of Seahouses, halfway between Holy Island and Alnmouth, in a designated area of the North Northumberland Heritage Coastline. Its harbour is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the north east coast, and was constructed to accompany the limekilns, which are now a protected site of the National Trust. Beadnell consists of three separate village sections; Beadnell Haven, Beadnell Harbour and Old Beadnell Village.

There’s plenty to see and do in the area beside seaside walks and rides. The area is of significant historical interest, and the recently discovered Bronze-Age burial chamber suggests that the village may have been inhabited for up to several thousand years. East of the village, remain the ruins of a 13th century chapel, where years of mythical stories and legends suggest that the King of Northumbria ordered the earliest version to be built for St Ebba in the 7th century. One of the local pubs, the Craster Arms, incorporates the remains of a 16th century peel tower - a defensive watch tower with a beacon on top to warn of raids from Scottish raiding parties.

The key attraction to tourists and holiday makers to the  area are the miles upon miles of untouched beaches, which are ideal for water sports, jogging, horse riding. Beadnell has two superb beaches - one to the north of harbour and one to the south - and both have the golden sands that are typical of this marvellous stretch of coastline.

Swimming, surfing, canoeing and waterskiing can all be enjoyed over summer months. For many people one of the highlights of the area is to see the seabirds and the seals on the nearby Farne Islands - there are regular boat trips to the Farnes from nearby Seahouses. The islands are surrounded by some of the most treacherous waters around the British Isles and are famous as the site of the lighthouse-keeper’s daughter Grace Darling’s brave rescue of shipwrecked sailors. The tidal currents are extremely erratic and have defeated many merchant ships over the years. The seabed is now brimming with sunken shipwrecks, which make them perfect for a diving adventure. On land, there are some very pleasant drives and coastal walks between Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and Alnmouth Mountain biking is also particularly suited to this area with winding country lanes and views of the Cheviot Hills and the coast. A camera is a must when visiting the area, whether it’s pictures of the many nearby castles, the stunning landscape or the wildlife - the rolling dunes and rocky shore are a haven for thousands of widgeon, sandpiper and light-bellied brent geese, and the cliff tops are awash with kittiwakes, terns and puffins during the Summer season.

Beadnell is acclaimed as one of the most charming areas within Northumbria, and it’s certainly one of the best places to moor a boat - the ideal place for reclining on the dunes and enjoying a striking sunset.

Interesting fact: On 26th Jan 2010 Beadnell Bay became headline news due to a male adult sperm whale washed up on the bay, measuring 30ft (10 metres) in length.

Interesting fact #2: Beadnell has the only west-facing port on the east coast of England

Things to see and do around Beadnell:

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
Beadnell Bay
Beadnell Bay (Wikipedia page)
Berwick -upon-Tweed Barracks & Main Guard
Berwick -upon-Tweed Castle & Ramparts
Birdwatching on the Farne Islands
Chillingham Castle
Coast and Castles Cycle Route
Duddo Standing Stones (Duddo, near Etal)
Dunstanburgh Castle (Wikipedia page)
Dunstanburgh Castle (website)
Embleton Bay
Etal Castle (near Crookham & Cornhill-on-Tweed)
Farne Islands
The Fenton Centre (a working farm and exhibition West Fenton, Wooler)
Flodden Battlefield (Branxton, Cornhill-on-Tweed)
Fly fishing on the Tweed
Ford Castle (Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed)
Ford Moss Nature Reserve (Ford)
Heatherslaw Light Railway (Heatherslaw, near Etal)
Heatherslaw Mill (Heatherslaw, near Etal)
Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
The Irving Gallery (Berwick)
KA Kitesurfing - Kitesurfing on the Northumberland Coast
Lady Waterford Hall (Ford)
The Lindisfarne Centre (Holy Island)
Lindisfarne Priory (Holy Island)
Lindisfarne Castle (Holy Island)
Low Newton by the Sea
Maelmin Heritage Trail (Milfield, Wooler)
Norham Castle (between Berwick-upon-Tweed & Coldstream)
Paxton House
RNLI Grace Darling Museum
Ros Castle
St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh
Sea kayaking on the Northumberland coast
Woodhorn Museum