Beadnell Holiday Cottages
Beadnell is one of the most popular holiday spots on the Northumberland Coast, largely due to the lovely long stretches of golden sands on this unique horseshoe shaped beach. Situated close to the coastal town of Seahouses and Bamburgh, Beadnell has the only west facing harbour on the east coast of England and the bay here is well loved by water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers and bodyboarders as the bay can produce swells of up to 15 feet!
A variety of activities can be enjoyed from Beadnell beach including surfing, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and kitesurfing. You can join in the fun by booking a session of your choice either at the beach during holiday times or with one of the many local water sports centres such as Boards and Bikes and Northside Surf School who can run daily coaching sessions at this beach.
For more adventurous visitors, there are fantastic opportunities for snorkelling and diving in this area with the Farne Islands being so close by. There are a large number of dive sites which include the Somali, a ship that was bombed in 1941.
For those that simply want to enjoy a picnic on the beach or build sandcastles and have a paddle, there are plenty of excellent spots sheltered by the backdrop of the golden sand dunes where you can spend some enjoyable relaxation time with all the family including your dog.
There is a National Trust Nature Reserve at the Long Nanny estuary at the far end of the beach. From here birdwatchers will delight in seeing the Little Terns and Arctic Terns breeding colonies. (Access restrictions may apply between late April and August due to breeding season).
This 18th century harbour lies at the north end of the bay and is well worth a walk along as you can gaze out to sea across to Dunstanburgh Castle and explore the National Trust’s old limekilns that were built in the 18th Century. Accommodation in Beadnell is in two main areas - around the harbour and the village. Wherever you choose to stay in Beadnell, you can easily access all the amenities.
The pubs and restaurants in Beadnell village are mostly centred around the historic church, with two family friendly pubs that welcome dogs – The Craster Arms and the Beadnell Towers Hotel. The Craster Arms hosts an annual beer festival at the end of July which is always popular with guests and locals. There is a lovely café during the day and bistro at night – The Saltwater Café that is well worth a visit!
To stock up on all your daily essentials, there is a handy village convenience store – The Sea Breeze. Next door to this is a fish and chip shop - perfect for finishing off your day at the seaside, before heading back to your holiday cottage in Beadnell, where you can simply relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep ready for the next day of seaside adventures!