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The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), starting at the historic Berwick upon Tweed at the Scottish borders, and heading down to Blyth where the Tyne and Wear ceremonial county begins. It is a dramatic and varied landscape known for it's traditional seaside towns, villages and hamlets, sandy beaches and rolling dunes, high cliff tops, imposing castles such as Bamburgh Castle, and isolated islands such as Lindisfarne (Holy Island).

Of particular importance for wildlife is Coquet Island which lies just off the Northumberland coast at Amble. It is home to the Roseate Tern, England's rarest seabird.

The Northumberland Coast Path starts at Cresswell and ends in Berwick upon Tweed. The 60 mile Northumberland Coast Path forms part of the international North Sea Trail.

 

Northumberland Map

Counties neighbouring Northumberland

 Scottish Borders   
     
  Northumberland  
   Tyne and Wear 
 Cumbria Durham 

 

Northumberland places

Alnmouth - Amble - Bamburgh - Berwick-upon-Tweed - Blyth - Craster - Holy Island - Low Newton by the sea - Newbiggin-by-the-sea - Seahouses

 

Blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011

 

Some of our Northumberland favourites from Twitter

Full of drama & atmosphere - Lindisfarne by Alan Smith Page http://t.co/gtQlO6ZUkc #Art #NEfollowers #Bizitalk http://t.co/rhWpWVxQSx

21 Oct 13

#Bamburgh Castle 😊 http://t.co/pnLNK0zGdL

30 Aug 13

UK Marine Life - World Class! @NorthSeaWT @mcsuk #WhiteBeakedDolphin off Northumberland coast http://t.co/3C2kEnzyiu

19 Sep 13

The desolation continues... #desolate #bamburgh http://t.co/3i0DhVLXnS

31 Jul 13

A few Northumberland places to go

Amble Dunes

Amble Dunes, sand dunes and rock pools.

Amble Dunes, Amble, Northumberland

Boulmer Beach

Sandy beach at the hamlet of Boulmer. There is also a natural harbour.

Boulmer Beach, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Druridge Bay

Six miles of sandy beach and grass covered dunes.

Druridge Bay, Amble, Northumberland