Anchors Point is only 175 yards down to the lifeboat station, beach and promenade, which stretches almost a mile along the pretty bay perfect for a morning or evening stroll. The promenade is one of the longest in Northumberland.
Completely refurbished in 2020, this deceptively spacious holiday home with thick stone walls is a lovely place for couples, families or friends to relax with a view of the sea from the living room.
Set in the bay is Ebb n Flo, the east coat off-shore sculpture designed by Sean Henry and a popular visitor attraction. At one end of the bay sits the Maritime Centre housing a small lifeboat museum, artwork, a gift store and a café with huge windows looking over the bay.
St Bartholomews is a 13th century church, which was featured in the ITV crime series “Vera” and also a Catherine Cookson drama. In the middle of the promenade is a famed Italian ice cream parlour, a great place to stop off and watch the world go by
Predominately a fishing village, Newbiggin has a lifeboat station which is the oldest operational boathouse in Britain, and visitors are welcome on Sundays. Summer fairs are held on the quay wall by the bandstand and the village has its own bakeries, butcher, large Co-op, gift shops and tea rooms as well as a couple of friendly village pubs, one is the last pub before Norway!
Nearby Morpeth has a great choice of places to eat, and you can spend a few hours shopping in the Edwardian arcade of this pretty little market town. The village is ideally located for easy access to all the major road networks, and if you want to leave your car, the bus stop is just 200 yards, set near the golf course where you can hop on to Morpeth or Newcastle.
This is a great base to explore this fascinating and friendly county voted the best place to holiday in the 2018 British Tourism Awards. You can easily follow the coastal route over to Cresswell, Duridge Bay, Amble with a fabulous Sunday market, Craster, Seahouses and Bamburgh. Tynemouth and Whitley Bay are also easily reached in around half an hour with lovely beaches, wine bars, and fabulous places to eat and drink, making a lovely day trip.
You can also drive over to Hadrians Wall in less than an hour or over to the fantastic National Park for a complete change of scenery. Visitors to Anchors Point will be sure of a warm Geordie welcome in and around the village and surrounding areas. Beach 200 yards. Shop and pub 175 yards and restaurant 75 yards.