Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover the Mary Joicey all weather lifeboat and the Girl Anne fishing coble. Visit the 65 seat Breakwater Café serving local food, overlooking the picturesque bay and displaying art work. We are open all year; we can provide space for business functions or groups in our Latimer Function Room which also accommodates more professional Art Exhibitions. Car & coach park and bus terminus adjacent to the site. We have the longest promenade in Northumberland, a nearby children's playground and a sandy beach with rock pools. St. Bartholomew's Church is adjacent to us and the UK's oldest operational lifeboat station is close by. Sean Henry's offshore sculpture "Couple" is in the bay, the Newbiggin Art Trail starts at the entrance and birdwatching, golf, fishing, sailing and other water sports are available nearby. We have a programme of regular events including music gigs, drama performances, contemporary dance and a strong community engagement programme through outreach and education.
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|Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea(Group Attraction)|
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Car parking available
Reduced rates for children
Nice Building. Lovely Cafe.
I visited with friends for a coffee and a catch up. This building is fantastic. Nice cafe, great gifts and a little museum look look around. This would be a great place to visit with children after a walk along the beach.
Book a dentist appointment before you eat.
gengiskarn, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We visited the restaurant / coffee shop today sadly it was horrendous. Having been in the past with positive results we decided to pop in for coffee break. Sadly that was not so today having ordered a teacake which was too small and the scone was so hard it was a case of do i eat this and will it break a tooth? Hence this time it was a case of leaving thinking Avoid at all costs next time .
Newbiggin Maritime Centre replied: Thank you for taking your time in relating your experience gengiskarn. Our staff served you our normal tea cake and no scone was left uneaten. It would have been more beneficial if you had spoken to our staff. All scones we serve are baked fresh each day.
What a venue for a special occassion
My wife and I together with 80 guests celebrated our Golden wedding at the Maritime Centre on the 16th Sept 2017. The staff and facilities could not be faulted. From the very beginning staff ensured that as far as possible everything that we wanted would if possible be done. The venue was set out and decorated to suit our celebration and thanks to the team at the Maritime Centre the event went without a hitch. We could not have wished for a better evening. All of the maritime facilities were made available to ourselves and our guests. On the evening in question we were fortunate in that it was a lovely clear night and the view across the Newbiggin Bay was quite something and really impressed some of our guests who were not from the North East. From our experience I would not hesitate in recommending anyone who is looking for a venue for a special event or occasion to look at the Maritime Centre as a possible venue.
scottishfisherlass, St Monans, United Kingdom
We were greeted by friendly, helpful staff. The museum tells the story of the fishing and coal mining heritage of the town. The coble and lifeboat are interesting to view. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre replied: Thank you so much. We are so proud of Newbiggin by the Sea Heritage and enjoy sharing it with our visitors. If you visit at a weekend we now have the fully restored Newbiggin Rocket House open to visitors on a Saturday and Sunday through the summer until Nov. It tells the story of the Volunteer Lifesaving Brigade from 1866.
Walking the dog
After a pleasant afternoon walking the dog On the beach. Which I must say was very clean . Went for lunch at Cafe. There is tables outside or one just inside the door way if you have a dog. There is a small shop and toilets which are spotless. Cafe menu is limited to sandwiches, soup and cakes but do specials just check the board. The views are beautiful of the beach and sea. Staff very friendly and food is upto High quality. Disabled friendly. Just lovely place to go for a cuppa and a chat and watch the world go by.