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.
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. There is also a seafood centre selling locally caught seafood and a lobster hatchery.