A historic fishing village
This colourful fishing village has a bustling harbour, a number of shops, some of the best fish and chips in Northumberland and plenty of ways to see the local wildlife. A huge attraction to Seahouses is its boat trips to The Farne Islands, where you can see puffins during spring and summer, grey seal colonies and an array of other wildlife throughout the year. You can pre-book trips with boat companies such as Billy Shiel and Serenity boat trips, or simply walk to the harbour and book your trip at one of the huts there.
As well as the wonderful wildlife and coastline, Seahouses is 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
Seahouses is also a fantastic base for exploring Northumberland's coastline. You can see Bamburgh Castle in the distance while you are exploring this bustling village, as well as views of Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle a little further in the distance. Roam the beaches for the best views, taking your newly-purchased fishing nets, buckets and spades to go rock pooling. You can go body boarding in the sea and explore the sand dunes.
Forfarshire fishing boat crashed into rocks. An RNLI lifeboat at Seahouses bears the name Grace Darling in her honour.
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.
At the end of a busy day exploring, 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 experience in Seahouses.