Seahouses is the market town for the surrounding villages of Beadnell and Bamburgh and numerous smaller hamlets.
The village now known as Seahouses was originally named Sunderland, then North Sunderland (to distinguish it from the Wearside city of the same name) and was a mile or so inland from the sea. When a purpose built fishing community was built by the sea it comprised small cottages or ‘sea houses’. With the coming of the railway, two stations were built on the branch line from Chathill. North Sunderland had its own station and the station at the end of the line by the sea was called Seahouses. Thus over the years as the rail-borne tourists spent more time by the sea, the whole community became known by the name Seahouses. Locals still differentiate however and North Sunderland still has its own identity but it is a friendly relationship between the two parts of the village!
A long history of fishing makes the popular village of Seahouses both fascinating and beautiful. Experience local wildlife and gorgeous beaches. Seahouses is known to many as the gateway to the Farne Islands.
To the north and south of the town there are sweeping sandy beaches.
Yes, dogs are allowed on the beach all year around.
Yes, you can walk along the beach from Seahouses to Bamburgh. It is approximately 3 miles one way.
The tide times change daily, for up to date times please check here.