The sheltered horseshoe of Beadnell Bay cradles a sweeping crescent of beach making it a hit with families and their dogs!
Set up your deck chairs in a sheltered spot backed by impressive dunes on the fine, golden sand – perfect for sand castle building or a spot of beach cricket. The protected waters of Beadnell Bay make it a favourite with water sports fans of all ages.
Explore around Beadnell’s tiny quay – it’s the only west facing harbour on the east coast. Traditional Northumberland cobles still fish out of here for wild salmon and sea trout.
The Good Beach Guide describes Beadnell as “Part of the Heritage Coastline, this is a horseshoe shaped golden sandy beach backed by sand dunes. It is an ideal place for watching the sunset.” and is recommended for the highest UK standard of bathing water quality.
Beadnell has its own Sailing Club that has been based near the harbour for over 40 years. The harbour itself provides an excellent spot to launch boats from and can get very busy in the summer months. The nearby Farne Islands are a popular destination to sail to from Beadnell.
Surfing and Bodyboarding are extremely popular when there is a decent swell to ride, the bay can produce swells of up to 15ft in size! The middle and South of the bay are generally the best spots for surfing as the North end is more protected by the Harbour. The wide and long beach is also ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing either on the sea or sand. Also using the launching facilities in Beadnell are the many diving and snorkelling clubs in the area.
With the close proximity of the Farne Islands, there are a large number of popular dive sites close by including the Somali, a ship that was bombed in 1941.
Walkers and ramblers will enjoy visiting Beadnell, it has miles of perfect walking routes along the beautiful coastline or for the more adventuras, the Cheviots are just a short drive away.
An excellent walk from Beadnell is to head South along the sand dunes towards Low Newton. You will eventually reach this beautiful little village, perfect for a stop off and refreshments before heading back along the coast.
Within easy walking distance from the cottages is The Craster Arms. This dog-friendly, family restaurant dates back to the 15th Century and the building itself incorporates a three storey stone Pele Tower. It’s located right in the centre of the Village and offers good food, a real fire in the winter months and a large beer garden for the kids to run around in.
Almost next door to the Craster Arms is the Beadnell Towers Hotel. The food is cooked using the best of local ingredients wherever possible including fresh, locally caught fish, meats and vegetables. The Hotel also regularly hosts live music and various events throughout the year. The restaurant offers a slightly more ‘fine dining’ approach to it’s food than the Craster Arms.
Whether it be a hearty Northumbrian breakfast, an indulgent afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco, or a stylish and intimate bistro dining experience as the lights go down at night, The Saltwater Cafe in the heart of the village is the place to be.
Just 3 miles away in Seahouses, you’ll also find a large selection of chip shops, indian restaurants, pubs and an Italian, or slightly further afield in Bamburgh, there are some very good restaurants, perfect for a romantic evening meal or large family gathering.
Just a few miles further north is Bamburgh, a beautiful coastal town in the heart of Northumberland, famous for its castle, coastlines, walking trails and eateries!
There are a number of good golf courses within easy travelling distance, including:
Seahouses Golf Club
Tel: 01665 720794
Distance: 1.9 miles
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
The Wynding, Bamburgh
Tel: 01668 214378
Distance: 6.5 miles
Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club
Golf House, Embleton
Tel: 01665 576562
Distance: 6.7 miles
Alnmouth Golf Club
Foxton Hall, Foxton
Tel: 01665 830231
Distance: 15.2 miles
Alnwick Golf Club
Swansfield Park, Alnwick
Tel: 01665 602632
Distance: 16.1 miles