Pastel-coloured houses strung along the River Aln welcome you to Alnmouth. With a diversity of bird and wildlife species, and a tranquil beach where the River Aln meets the North Sea, there is no question why this village is named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
When you’re here, be sure to visit The Ferryman’s Hut, the smallest museum in Northumberland. This bite-size bit of history was originally used by ferrymen when they would row passengers back and forth across the River Aln. The last ferryman was believed to have stopped working in the 1960s, and the museum is donned with pictures and stories of him and his predecessors.
For the keen golfer Alnmouth Golf Club, the 4th oldest golf club in England, established in 1869 lies in the magnificent Foxton Bay, with views to Coquet Island and widely over the Northumberland coast.
Alnmouth’s sandy beaches are begging to be explored. You can roam on foot, via the St Oswald’s Way and North Sea Trail routes, via bike on the Coast and Castles cycle route, or even on horseback to truly appreciate the beauty of the Northumberland coastline. Enjoy the landscape with views of St Cuthbert’s Cross on the steep Church Hill, or relax with art and a coffee at The Old School Gallery, there is something in Alnmouth for everyone.