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Holidays in Amble

A friendly harbour town offering the perfect coastal holiday

Looking out to Coquet Island

Located on the mouth of the River Coquet on the Northumberland coast, Amble is a pretty port town with much to offer. As it is built on a headland, it offers excellent views of the surrounding Northumbrian coastline.

The Harbour Village is Amble’s main attraction, offering 15 independent retail pods along the seafront, selling bespoke gifts, arts and crafts, and food and drink. The Northumberland Seafood Centre can also be found here, holding fish markets, stalls and cooking demonstrations from local chefs, celebrating the fresh food caught on the town’s doorstep. There are some spectacular views up the estuary, out to sea and towards Warkworth Castle. Warkworth Castle is located around a mile away, and is a stunning example of a fortress which was the former home of the Dukes of Northumberland.

Puffins on Coquet Island

Another unique draw to Amble is Coquet Island, which lies around a mile off the shore. This island is home to a 36,000-strong colony of puffins, which can be seen on a cruise taken from Amble’s harbour. Visitors may also even be able to spot other kinds of wildlife including seals and Roseate terns.

If you’re seeking a more active water-based adventure, Amble offers a variety of activities. Amble’s excellent facilities include the harbour, marina and angling centre, and enable you to try your hand at fishing, sailing, kayaking and much, much more. Other leisure facilities offered across the town include indoor soft play, a gym and walking and cycling routes. Just outside of Amble lies Amble Links Beach, a sand and shingle beach perfect for a day at the seaside, while nature lovers will be enthralled by the Hauxley Nature Reserve. A former mining site, today the reserve is a lake sprinkled with islands, home to many birds, including terns and many migrating waders.

Amble also has a sizeable town centre to explore, its traditional high street lined with independent shops. The town square is a nice place to relax for a few minutes, and has a unique centrepiece in the form of a giant sundial. For even more shopping, a busy market is held every Sunday on the quayside next to the Harbour Village.

“As Amble is built on a headland, it offers excellent views of the surrounding Northumbrian coastline…”

Many wonderful restaurants and cafes can be found across Amble, not forgetting the wonderful fish and chip shops selling the freshest catches. Spurreli Boutique Ice Cream offer delicious ice cream sundaes, the perfect seaside treat, while The Wellwood is a welcoming pub serving a lovely Sunday lunch.

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While you’re there

Warkworth Castle

A striking 12th-century fortress that was the former home of the Dukes of Northumberland.

Coquet Island

Take a cruise out to this island a mile off-shore, home to over 36,000 puffins.

Amble Harbour Village

A lively hub of waterside activity, including an array of independent shops as well as a Centre dedicated to seafood.

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