Seahouses and Beadnell
|Newton & Craster|
Boat trips to the Farne Islands start from this busy little port. The village grew up in the late 19th century when the harbour here was built to serve North Sunderland inland. Today what is left of the old Herring fishery, shares the harbour with the holiday-makers' yachts and the village is given over to catering for visitors and passers-by. The village centre is a car park and new houses fill the perimeter. Excellent sandy beaches stretch south towards Beadnell and Embleton Bay. Beadnell is just a short distance south of Seahouses, it has a small west-facing harbour and a magnificent sheltered sandy beach. Near the harbour are lime kilns dating from the 18th century, now used by local fishermen as a store for lobster pots.