The Northumberland Coast Path
A coastline fit for a postcard

The Northumberland Coast Path

Walk The Northumberland Coast Path

Northumberland Coast Path routeThe Northumberland coast is best known for its wide, sweeping beaches, backed by high sand dunes that are punctuated by dark whinstone outcrops. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history, covering 7000 years of human activity. A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found on the coast.

The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for 100 kilometres (62 Miles) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.

What is the path like?

The route follows the coast in most places with an inland detour between Belford and Holy Island. Most of the paths are public rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) but in some places beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths are used. The route is generally level with very few steep climbs. Most stiles along the route have been replaced with gates and the walking surfaces are generally good, although some sections of the path can become muddy in winter or after heavy rain.

How long will it take?

The route is 100km or 62 miles. Some walkers will be able to complete the route in three days or even less whilst some will take seven or more days, depending on their pace and whether they stop to visit attractions along the way.

The route is broken into six stages of between six and 13 miles, with the end of each stage being somewhere you can find accommodation.

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  • Town: Warkworth, Seahouses, Fenwick, Cresswell, Craster, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Belford
The Anchorage
Free to Book
The Anchorage Guest House
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Anchorage is a late 18th century town house in the town centre. The house has just been fully renovated, all rooms are en-suite. Special winter rates for stays of more than 3 nights. ...
£40.00
B&B per person per night
exterior
Fairholm
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Old stone-built cottage, extended into a larger bungalow, retaining as much of the character as possible. All on ground level and a beautiful private garden. ...
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£30.00
B&B per person per night
Templars historic exterior
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Templars Cottage
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Templars Cottage  is an award winning garden flat only 75 metres from the golden sands of Spittal.It is part of a luxury award winning conversion of a historic biulding. It has all the charm of t ...
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£420.00
per unit per week
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The Walls
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A beautiful Georgian Town House, located on the ancient Elizabethan town walls with stunning views over the River Tweed.  5 Star Gold awarded accommodation. ...
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£90.00
B&B per room per night
Harbour front location
Bamburgh Castle Inn
Inn
Seahouses
North East Tourism Pub of the Year 2015 in arguably the best seaside location on the Northumberland coast. Open all day, every day for home cooked food, drinks and accommodation. Guests enjoy inclusiv ...
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£0.00
B&B per room per night
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Roxburgh Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Roxburgh is family owned and ran by Eileen and Jimmy Calder.Situated by the beach in the Spittal area of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Roxburgh is a delightful bed and breakfast ideal for explo ...
£50.00
B&B per room per night
Sunroom
Rock Ville
Self Catering
Craster
This holiday home (sleeps 4-6), overlooking the sea with garden leading onto rocks. Midweek and weekend breaks available low season. ...
£577.00
per unit per week
Outside The Bathing House in Howick
The Bathing House Howick
Self Catering
Craster
This truly unique and charming Grade II listed building stands in an idyllic and desirable location on the Northumberland coast. Set in a superb position on the cliff edge with sandy cove below with w ...
£850.00
per unit per week
Berwick walls from the window
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Mill Wharf Apartment
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Free WiFi at all Border Holiday Homes's properties. Mill Wharf is a 3rd floor Gold apartment with lift to door. Part of a converted historic granary with stunning views over the harbour and Tweed estu ...
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£490.00
per unit per week
Tweed
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Tweed Cottage
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Charming 4* cottage for a couple in lovely village, easily reached from Berwick and A1, - private parking, garden, pet friendly. WiFi   ...
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Based on 11 reviews
£490.00
per unit per week
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West Longridge Manor
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Stay and experience the joys of wakening up in the morning in an antique French bed, revitalized having had the perfect night's rest in the knowledge that a freshly prepared cooked breakfast awaits yo ...
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£40.00
B&B per person per night
St Cuthbert's House, SeahousesBook online
St Cuthbert's House
Bed & Breakfast
Seahouses
Awarded 'England's Best B&B' by VisitEngland in 2017 & 2014 - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too. Your hosts Jeff & Jill offer you beautifu ...
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£110.00
B&B per room per night
Outside Composers at Woodlands
Eviivo
Composers at Woodlands
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
5 star luxury accommodation, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Perfect for individuals, couples or families who enjoy quality accommodation. Ideal location for exploring Northumberland a ...
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Based on 22 reviews
£390.00
per unit per week
View of holiday hire area of park
Elm Bank Coastal Park
Caravan & Camping
Berwick-upon-Tweed
From stunning sea views, to castles and countryside, Elm Bank Coastal Park is all about fresh air, open space and recharging your batteries. If you are looking for a fabulous week away or short break ...
£180.00
per unit per week
Vault Cottage Kitchen
McLaren Cottages
Self Catering
Belford
Situated across from the cobbled old Marcket Place in the old historic coaching town of Belford, our three holiday homes offer luxury self catering accomodation in the heart of North Northumberland. ...
£380.00
per unit per week
Outside Orchard Cottage
Till Fishing Holidays
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Spectacular views of River Till, Cheviot and Eildon Hills. Sea trout/salmon fishing available. Ideal family holiday base with tennis court and games room. Within easy reach of castles and beaches. Tel ...
£375.00
per unit per week
Outside Barmoor South Moor
Barmoor South Moor
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Comfortable and cosy, single storey semi-detached cottage on working farm. Magnificent views over open farmland to the Cheviot Hills. Open fire with logs and coal provided. ...
£195.00
per unit per week
Harbour View main
Harbour View Retreat
Self Catering
Seahouses
In a prime location right on the harbour in Seahouses, this stunning sea view over the harbour is the main attraction. From its balcony affording views towards the Farne Islands, this is a superb plac ...
£625.00
per unit per week
living area
Mill House Holidays
Self Catering
Belford
Nestled in the Northumberland heritage coastline, our beautiful self catering property provides the ideal base for exploring the wonderful Northumberland beaches, stunning castles, the majestic Holy I ...
£335.00
per unit per week
Nautical Room
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Westfield Farmhouse
Bed & Breakfast
Seahouses
Westfield Farmhouse offers comfortable bedroom accommodation and a traditional AGA cooked farmhouse breakfast. Situated on Cycle route 1, cycle storage is available. Ideal base to explore North Northu ...
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£95.00
B&B per room per night
By the fire at The Garden House
West Longridge Cottages
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Enchanting holiday cottages situated on a farm. Beautifully furnished to a high standard. Stunning view from the garden over Cheviot Hills. No pets please. The accommodation can also be let on a 2-per ...
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Based on 421 reviews
£275.00
per unit per week
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Seahouses Hostel
Hostel
Seahouses
A peaceful retreat in a beautiful location on the Northumberland Coast; offering affordable accommodation suitable for groups, cyclists and walkers. ...
£0.00
per person per night (room only)
Outside Elwick Farm Cottages
Elwick Farm Cottages
Self Catering
Belford
Six spacious cottages offering privacy and extensive facilities. Situated in a wonderful position for accessing the A1, the hills, beaches & the Scottish Borders.. Brochures available. All houses ...
£300.00
per unit per week
twin room
Elizabethan Townhouse
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A warm welcome awaits you, providing en-suite facilities, in the centre of town, close to all shops and amenities. ...
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Based on 137 reviews
£35.00
B&B per person per night
Fairfield House - External
Fairfield House
Bed & Breakfast
Warkworth
An elegant Victorian house with beautiful terraced garden. Spacious and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms. ...
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Based on 246 reviews
£94.00
B&B per room per night
Exterior
Tweed View House
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Convenient, friendly, family run bed and breakfast, situated near town centre, riverside, Elizabethan walls, shops, restaurants and opposite railway station. We have storage for cycles. ...
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Based on 157 reviews
£30.00
B&B per person per night
exterior
Eviivo
The Farmhouse Guest House
Bed & Breakfast
Belford
At The Farmhouse Guest House you will enjoy a personal warm welcome with all the comforts of home. We offer a high standard of accommodation in an easy, informal atmosphere. ...
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Based on 190 reviews
£35.00
B&B per person per night
HUT
Shepherd's Rest
Caravan & Camping
Berwick-upon-Tweed
CAMPSITE & GLAMPING ACCOMODATION, ON FAMILY RUN FARM, QUIET LOCATION WITH VIEWS OVER OPEN COUNTRYSIDE, 10MINS FROM BERWICK UPON TWEED ...
£10.00
pitch per tent per night
Seascape
Seascape
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Quaint, cosy old town house with spectacular sea views. Minutes from restaurants, takeaways and shop. Five minutes walk to town centre. ...
£325.00
per unit per week
Living Room
The Manor House Fenwick
Self Catering
Fenwick
Refurbished large six bedroom holiday home perfectly located near the A1 for easy access to the whole of Northumberland. Perfect for large family gatherings, group holidays or corporate a ...
£900.00
per unit per week

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