Amble Marina is ideally located, giving easy onshore access to a host of Northumberland’s hot spots.
The “friendliest port” lies at the mouth of the River Coquet. Queen Street offers all of the shopping you could want to stock your boat and enjoy your break.
The town has experienced some exciting new developments in recent years. The Harbour Village – located on the water front consisting of retail ‘pods’ selling art, crafts, gifts, food and drink – opened in 2015.
New outstanding restaurants and cafes include: the award winning ice-cream makers Spurelli, the Old Boathouse a rustic bistro with stunning harbour views and the relaxed but stylish Sea&Soil serving exquisitely prepared local produce. As to be expected from a traditional seaside town you can also sample some of the best fish and chips in Northumberland. There is plenty to do and see in and around the town such as surfing, kayaking, a swimming pool and gym, outdoor play areas, an indoor soft play, birdwatching, walks and cycle routes.
Please do not hesitate to pop into the office if you would like any advice, ideas or suggestions when planning trips ashore or you can call us on 01665 712618 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to eat and drink
A fabulous bistro located at the end of the high street a short stroll from the Marina. Owned by Jonny (who trained under Albert Roux) and his wife Julie Sea&Soil offers exquisite food and attentive but unfussy service. A real gem of a restaurant. Call 01665 713569.
Winner of the ‘Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year’ award in 2016 and 2017, The Old Boathouse focuses on locally sourced seafood, expertly prepared. This rustic bistro can be found right on the harbour with spectacular views out on to the North Sea and towards Warkworth. Call 01665 711232.
The Fish Shack is another gem owned by the husband and wife team who own The Old Boathouse. This quirky eatery offers the same high-quality seafood with a more laidback atmosphere. Located on the harbour and purpose built from the old ‘Sea Quest’ boat it is well worth a visit for the excellent food, charm and relaxed ambience. Call 01665 711232.
Providing a warm welcome and rustic dishes this super Italian restaurant prides itself on serving fresh, handmade pasta and pizza. La Famiglia is situated on Queen Street a short walk from the Marina. Call 01665 711232.
The Taj Mahal is located at the top of Queen Street and offers a wide range of fabulous dishes. Take away is available or eat in and enjoy the formal but relaxed atmosphere. Call 01665 713777.
Found at the top of the high street this charming pub offers a welcoming atmosphere, four luxury en-suite rooms and a good restaurant. Call 01665 714646.
This award winning ice-cream parlour is a favourite at any time of day. Offering an amazing array of ice-creams and sorbets made on the premises, plus homemade cakes, Italian coffee, beers and wine. Closes at 5pm.
Activities and Events
Cruise across to the island – or take a boat trip from Amble harbour – to the RSPB nature reserve. You can’t land on the island but from the shoreline you can enjoy the spectacle of more than 30,000 birds nesting over the summer months. See if you can spot roseate tern, fulmars, kittiwakes, eider ducks, oystercatchers and, most famously, plenty of puffins!
This stunning seven mile stretch of coastline provides a beautiful cruising ground. Behind the dunes you will also find a number of nature reserves and Druridge Bay Country Park. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities including water sports, bird-watching, cycling and walking.
Organised by our neighbour Coquet Yacht Club this challenging race sees teams of four to six sailors and runners starting at Amble Marina and visiting five castles and the Islands of North Northumberland. The teams have 24 hours to complete the course.
A community-based charity the Coquet Shorebase Trust is an accredited RYA Training Centre. They run RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2 courses, RYA Safety Boat courses and dinghy sailing training courses for RYA level 1 and 2 (age 14+) for budding young sailors. They offer a host of other watersports too.
Every year at the end of May – the best time to see the Coquet Island puffins - Amble hosts the Puffin Festival. The week long event includes talks from experts, kids activities, a beer festival and a music festival featuring live performances from local bands and musicians.
The Harbour Village consists of 15 retail “pods” selling a range of arts and crafts, jewellery, accessories, and food and drink. A real treasure trove for anyone looking for a unique and quirky shopping experience. There is also a seafood centre selling locally caught seafood and a lobster hatchery.