Travelling around Seahouses
The Northumberland coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty – think remote craggy cliff edges and little-visited beaches. The popular coastal town of Seahouses is a colourful fishing village with a natural harbour and a warren of independent cafes and gift shops to explore.
The unspoilt landscape is the biggest lure of Seahouses. People come to gaze out at the vast, windswept North Sea, but there’s plenty more to do besides. Think boat trips to the fascinating remote islands and historical exploration in the area’s heritage tours, as well as horse-riding sessions along the beach and cosy pubs to visit when you want to escape a grey day.
Board a boat and travel to the remote Farne Islands. Just a couple of miles off the coast, this cluster of islands is supposedly Sir David Attenborough’s favourite place in the UK to observe nature and is a home to puffins, seals, guillemots and much more. Pay a visit in October and see snowy white seal pups.
History lovers should pay the nearby Grace Darling Museum a visit. This fascinating museum tells the story of Grace and her father’s heroic rescue of nine survivors from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in September 1838. The main gallery offers great views across the sea and the boat that Grace sailed in. It’s a family-friendly site with trails, activities and temporary exhibitions during school holidays.