Discover beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and historical buildings, for those of you able to stay and explore – there is plenty to see and do.
With more than 30 miles of beaches the Northumberland Coast is simply spectacular. Enjoy the charm of seaside towns such as Seahouses and Craster, a cheery village famed as the home of the kipper.
Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.
There are numerous English Heritage and National Trust sites to explore including Wallington House Gardens and Woods near Morpeth and Cragside the home of Victorian innovator Lord Armstrong near Rothbury. A visit to Howick Hall and Garden, the home of Earl Grey tea, is highly recommended. The nearby Cheviot Hills and coastal route provide a fantastic variety of opportunities for cyclists and walkers – from leisurely strolls to challenging long distance trails.
Places to eat and drink
A selection of some of our berth-holders favourite places to eat and drink that are well worth going that little bit further for:
Located just off the A1 at Brownieside, Carnaby’s is well worth a visit. The cleverly designed modern menu transforms wholesome fresh, local produce into high quality, imaginative dishes along with traditional, but carefully prepared, classic fare. Carnaby's is a real gem - berth holders travel just for the Otolenghi inspired salads alone (though the whole menu is so good repeat visits are required!) You will also find a fantastic range of top-quality gift items, homeware and fashion available for sale.
The Ship Inn looks out to sea across the beautiful sandy beach of Newton Haven. 11 nautical miles from the marina, Low Newton is one of our berth-holders favourite cruising destinations - in no small part due to the opportunity to stop at this delightful and welcoming Inn! Run by mother and daughter team Christine and Hannah, the Inn serves simple, delicious food and has its own micro-brewery. Serving lunch daily 12-2.30pm and evening meals (Wed-Sat) between 7-8pm, booking is essential. The Ship Inn does not take any type of credit or debit card. To book call 01665 576262.
Located on the edge of the beautiful village of Felton, 8 miles from the marina, The Northumberland Arms has an excellent reputation. Built in the 1820's as a coaching inn the building has been renovated and refurbished to a very high standard and offers a bar, restaurant and rooms. The food is delicious - the Sunday lunch in particular is recommended by berth-holders!
Adventures in Aude is a breath of fresh air and offers an exciting and eclectic dining experience. Food is served from street food van Audrey, a converted 1970’s Citroën HY by chefs Andy and Emma. Together they create fun fresh street food with zesty smoky flavours. For details of where to find them visit: adventuresinaude.co.uk