Seahouses village in Northumberland

Seahouses in Northumberland

A long history of fishing makes the popular village of Seahouses both fascinating and beautiful. Experience local wildlife and gorgeous beaches, enjoy fresh fish and chips and crazy golf, and take a scenic walk along the harbour.

A historic fishing village

This colourful fishing village has a bustling harbour, an Aladdin’s Cave of shops, and plenty of ways to see the local wildlife. Seahouses’ fishing past lives on at Swallow Fish, who have been smoking on site since 1843.

Visitors are also welcome at The Fisherman’s Kitchen, where historic fishing memorabilia and curios are displayed alongside the local catch-of-the-day.

As well as its fishing, Seahouses is also known for its history surrounding iconic Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) figure Grace Darling. She and her father took a rowing boat out to sea from Seahouses and managed to save many people after the Forfarshire fishing boat crashed into rocks. An RNLI lifeboat at Seahouses bears the name Grace Darling in her honour.

Roam the beaches for spectacular views of Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island, take your newly-purchased fishing nets, and buckets and spades to go rock pooling. You can go body boarding in the sea, and explore the sand dunes.

With the chance to see thousands of seabirds and seals, and to experience the Farne Islands and Longstone Lighthouse, Billy Shiel and Serenity boat trips offer one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. If wildlife isn’t your thing, then you can enjoy a pint and fresh fish and chips at a local restaurant - you can even see the stunning Bamburgh Castle from the Bamburgh Castle Inn.

Whether you’d like to see Holy Island from afar, putt away at crazy golf, or visit the pristine coastline, there’s always something to enjoy at Seahouses.
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