Beadnell Area Guide

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Beadnell Bay For Your Next Holiday

Beadnell is a picturesque  village nestled on the north-east coast of Northumberland.  It is known for its scenic location on the coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches and picturesque countryside. The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, as it offers a wide range of activities such as hiking, biking, and watersports.

Whether you’re looking for a week-long stay packed full of adventure, or simply just a weekend getaway – Beadnell has got something for everyone. And we’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay with us in one of our luxury 1-bed holiday apartments.

Relax Down At The Beach

What better way to relax and unwind than by spending a day at the beach? One of the main attractions of Beadnell is its two miles of pristine golden sand beaches at Beadnell Bay. You can spend day after day getting sun-kissed at this stunning spot, walking the length of the shoreline, taking a dip in the water or enjoying the watersports.

Beadnell Bay is very popular for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and paddleboarding. You’ll often spot locals out in the surf!

Beadnell beach
close up of Beadnell Town

Eat, Drink, And Play In Beadnell Town

Beadnell Bay has something for everyone, and there are plenty of choices when it comes to places to eat and drink. Thanks to the location’s proximity to the sea, Beadnell Bay is especially popular for seafood. Why not finish off your beach walk with some local fish and chips at Bait at Beadnell? or instead indulge in some pub grub and a pint at The Craster Arms. We recommend picking up some of the area’s famous Craster kippers.

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, then a two-hour guided boat tour might be your perfect Beadnell pastime. Enjoy soaking in the scenic bay views up close, and explore the local bird sanctuaries by boat.

Another Beadnall attraction that’s well worth a visit is the Lime Kilns. Built in 1798 and located within the sleepy harbour, the Beadnell Lime Kilns were originally created to reduce limestone into lime, which was used as fertiliser on nearby fields. Nowadays, the Beadnell Lime Kilns are instead used to house hundreds of lobster pots!

Go Wild With Watersports

Beadnell is right on the North Sea coast, giving it access to some of the best wind and wave conditions in the area. Beadnell Bay, in particular, is known for its consistent winds, which make it a popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

The beach is home to a sailing club, which offers training and equipment rental for sailors of all skill levels. Beadnell Bay is also a great place for kayaking and paddleboarding, as the bay is sheltered, providing a great location to explore the local wildlife, as well as giving you a great view of Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands. Look out for nesting Arctic Terns, wading birds like redshank, and cinnabar moths, or even a colony of common lizards that reside in the Beadnell Bay area.

water sport in beadnell

Take A Dive Under The Sea

With a rich marine life, Beadnell is a popular spot for diving. The often crystal clear waters offer fantastic visibility, especially during the summer. The waters off the coast of Northumberland are home to a popular dive site called “Knacker Hole”, which is a thriving habitat for a number of diverse species, such as scorpion fish, dog fish and lobster.

It’s also famous for its shipwrecks which, after years under the sea, are thriving with wildlife. The 1941 wreckage of HMS Patia is a particular diving favourite. Here, you’ll find an aircraft catapult vessel that foundered six miles east of Beadnell Point on its voyage to Belfast.

Go For A Scenic Walk

Beadnell is perfect for ramblers and dog walkers looking for a beautiful backdrop. There are miles of idyllic walking routes along the gorgeous coastline. 

One popular walking route is following the well-marked coastal path which offers spectacular views of the North Sea and Farne Islands. The route takes in the area’s many beaches where you can spot seals, seabirds and often dolphins. You can also take a brisk two and a half mile stroll from Beadnell Bay to the charming holiday town of Seahouses. The straight there and back route to Seahouses will take you to some of the best fish and chips in England – a well-deserved reward after a day spent walking. The path is easy to follow and can be walked in sections, so you can choose how long you’d like to walk for.

And that’s not all. Take a little detour to the surrounding area, and you’ll find Bamburgh, a quaint village that boasts snug eateries, and impressive sand dunes – all with a stunning castle backdrop! There’s always somewhere to explore on the north coast of England.

Beadnell beach - Northumberland
Beadnell is the perfect place for a short stay or week long trip. There’s plenty of fun things to do, and loads of pubs, restaurants and activities.