Travelling around Amble
True to its name, things move a little slower in this quiet seaside town. Situated on the North East coast of England at the mouth of the River Coquet, Amble is known locally as ‘the friendliest port’. And you’ll soon see why, as this tranquil harbour, with its golden beaches and stunning vistas, warms your heart and captures your imagination.
Tucked away on the Northumberland Coast, Amble is easily accessible by road, and Arriva buses run services in and around the area, with routes to and from Newcastle, as well trips to nearby towns, such as Morpeth, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and a day out in Amble wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach. Stroll along the shore and feel the sand between your toes, or hop on a boat and explore nearby Coquet Island, home to one the UK’s largest puffin colonies. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not brave the waves at Amble’s very own surf school, offering thrills and spills for adrenalin junkies of all ages. Or, for a bit of local culture, visit nearby Warkworth Castle, an imposing 12th-century fortress, overlooking the River Coquet.
If you’re feeling peckish, you can sample the local fare at some of the finest seafood restaurants on the North East coast, or indulge your sweet tooth at Amble’s very own boutique ice cream parlour. As the sun sets over the bay, you’ll find a welcome berth at one of the town’s local bars and cafés, with music, cocktails and live entertainment.