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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland

A bay teeming with marine wildlife, a peaceful beach known for its glowing sunrises and fiery sunsets, and Sean Henry's intriguing Couple sculpture that sits out at sea. They're all waiting for you in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

A bay to take your breath away

This sleepy, coastal town is known for the idyllic beach that makes for excellent evening strolls, striking sunrises that will take your breath away and myriad of marine life that regularly graces Newbiggin Bay with its presence.

The once vital port for shipping grain and ex-coal mining town is now a small fishing port, and Newbiggin Maritime Centre is its hub. Housing a seaview cafe, Seashore Shop and a three gallery museum, this fantastic visitor attraction offers an array of events, including an annual Kite Festival, live music gigs and film showings. Beach wheelchairs are available to hire here and accessible ramps lead onto Newbiggin’s sands. 

Enjoy a stroll along the sheltered promenade with views of the bay. Don’t miss the dolphins that are regularly spotted from Newbiggin Bay, as well as whales, porpoises, seals and otters. Artist Sean Henry’s sculpture ‘Couple’ has become an iconic quirk to Newbiggin’s coast, as the pair look out towards the North Sea and are extremely photogenic against their stunning sunset backdrop.
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