Amble Holiday Cottages
Amble has fast become the ‘go-to’ Northumberland holiday destination. Amble is well known as the ‘friendliest port’ and is today still a working port. This waterfront town sits on the banks of the River Coquet Estuary and has a marina, harbour, and award-winning high street with a lovely selection of tea rooms, boutique shops alongside traditional high street shops for all your day to day shopping.
Amble harbour village is an exciting new development and consists of a collection of quirky wooden retail pods which are open daily. Shop to your heart’s content and find some lovely gifts to take home for you or your loved ones. Browse the local art galleries, take a look at the beautiful handmade jewellery, indulge in some sweet treats and pick up some local produce including cheeses and sausages. Even your pooch can feel pampered with a visit to Urban Pooch, that stocks everything from collars to dog beer and popcorn! The Seafood Centre, located right next to the retail pods, houses a Lobster hatchery and sells the freshest fish caught off the Northumberland Coast, perfect to make a delicious meal at your holiday cottage in Amble.
During the summer months, you can take a boat trip around the Coquet Island RSPB bird reserve, which is just one mile off the Northumberland coast. Although no landing is permitted on Coquet Island, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view from the boat of the UK’s only breeding site for Roseate Terns which consists of 90% of the UK’s rarest seabird population. It is also an important safe haven for puffins, seals and terns. Return to shore and pop in to sample a Spurelli award-winning ice cream – there is a flavour to please everyone!
If you are staying in Amble during the last May Bank Holiday weekend, you will be in for a treat, as each year, Amble hosts the popular Puffin Festival which celebrates all things Puffin and has lots of fun activities for all the family to enjoy with live music, an arts and crafts fair, food and drink stalls, amusements and so much more!
Explore the golden sandy dunes of Amble on foot, surf on Amble beach or sample a range of watersports including kayaking and canoeing on the River Coquet with the Coquet Shorebase Trust.
Hire a bike for the day or walk along the scenic one-mile waterside path, past the marina to the neighbouring village of Warkworth where you will find the impressive Warkworth Castle, scenic riverside walks and a lovely high street with a superb collection of art galleries, shops, café’s and a fabulous chocolate shop!
Enjoy a walk along the Amble harbour Pier day or night and watch the local fishermen reeling in their catch, hear the waves crashing against the rocks and watch the sunset behind the Amble Pier Lighthouse.
Low Hauxley lies just south of Amble. Hauxley Haven beach is a lovely quiet hideaway and is well worth a visit with fantastic views of Coquet Island. There is also a nature reserve to explore in this lovely village. A visit to Druridge Bay Country Park is a must during your stay, one of the most impressive stretches of beach backed by sand dunes, with a lake to walk around, visitor centre to explore, cafe and playground, all within just 3 miles drive south of Amble.
If you need any help planning your Northumberland holiday, please ask us and we’ll be happy to help you.