Beadnell’s coastal location close by a delightful crescent shaped bay with its clean sandy beach makes it a top destination for families. It’s also just a great place for anyone who’s looking for a relaxing cottage holiday by the sea with plenty to see and do.
The village is located within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the sandy Beadnell Bay beach stretches for approximately 3 km to the south of the village; it’s also an important Little Tern and Arctic Tern colony. The village is split into a harbour area and the main village. There are beautiful views of the sea and bay areas from the dunes and the horseshoe-shaped beach is also an ideal spot from which to watch the sun set. The beautiful, broad beach provides the perfect playground for families, and the water is particularly suitable for bathing, even if it’s a bit chilli!
Beadnell has the only west-facing harbour entrance along the English east coast. Sea fishing is a popular activity and the village is particularly well equipped for watersports including surfing, sailing and windsurfing, among others. Most equipment can be hired in the village, and tuition is available locally. Why not catch a boat to the nearby Farne Islands to see the marine and bird life, the islands also have a number of popular dive sites.
The historic limekilns located near the harbour were built in 1747, and subsequently used for curing the local herring catch. There are some lovely walking routes from the village, particularly south along the sand dunes to the pretty village of Low Newton. There are a number of great places to eat and drink in both Beadnell and nearby Seahouses.
Bamburgh and Seahouses are just up the coast and Embleton and Craster are to the south so there are lots of lovely days out along this stunning coastline.
If you would like to explore the quaint village for yourself, see our Beadnell holiday cottages.