The harbour is one of the main features of Seahouses. Not only is it attractive in its own right, with a variety of types and sizes of vessels, it is also the crucial base for all the many marine services – Farne Island tours; cruises to Holy Island; sea angling; diving; commercial fisheries; …
The operational base for all Farne Island activities is the main pier of Seahouses harbour. Nature lovers especially ornithologists, conservationists, scientists and the BBC, and ordinary ‘trip round the bay’ holidaymakers make direct contact with the summer-time booking offices on the hard near the lifeboat station. Links in the green box below can be used at other seasons: all services continue all year to varying extents on an ‘on demand’ timetable. The whole group of islands is the property of the National Trust, protected as a nature reserve: one or more Wardens reside there throughout the year. Freelance landings are prohibited, but tour operators include land-tours too by arrangement, with fees payable to the National Trust in some cases.
The beaches immediately adjacent to Seahouses are up among the top clean, wide, firm, safe, sandy beaches in the whole country: Northumberland is famous for them. There is no vehicular access onto the sands (the nearest is at Beadnell). Parking is limited to the dune roadsides north of the village or the grass verges on the village side of the golf clubhouse. Visitors can get away from it all, with not more than a dozen others even if it’s ‘crowded’, saunter through the dunes or cross the golf course on a public path, and stake a temporary claim to their own acres of freedom.
Many beautiful parts of Britain can boast of privileged views from their coastal footpaths. We think we have a unique distinction though: there is a spot where the Northumberland Coast Path crosses Seahouses Golf Course from which it is possible to see THREE castles and TWO working lighthouses. Nothing better exemplifies the rich historic and geographic interest of the Seahouses sector of north-east England.
- Walks – long-distance, local and agricultural.
- Camping, caravan and mobile home parks, in and around the village and further afield.
- All the necessary gift shops; hair salon; pet shop; post office; clothiers; filling station with breakdown and repair facilities; games arcade; supermarkets; … all listed in our community and trade directories, accessed from the top of this page.
SOME LINKS THAT YOU MAY FIND USEFUL
See our beaches: input “Seahouses” into the Good Beach Guide search page.
Details of the Farne Islands.
For a current view to the Farne Islands see www.farne-islands.com/webcam.htm.
Click here if you’d like to know what shipping is now in our part of the North Sea.
Seahouses Golf Club.