|Development of Amble|
Amble is an ideal base for a holiday in Northumberland. It is situated at the southern end of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which stretches 39 miles from Berwick upon Tweed in the north down to the Coquet estuary at Amble and was designated as an AONB in 1958.
Within this stretch of coastline is some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the whole of the UK. The area is famous for its stunning sandy beaches, imposing sand dunes, rocky cliffs and islands such as Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and Coquet Island.
The area around Amble is also steeped in history with castles, cathedrals, museums and other many other places of interest within easy travelling distance of Amble.
This section aims to showcase some of the best 'Days Out' within easy reach of the Amble area.
These can be booked through Tony and Norma Urwin at Amble Angling Centre
Mackerel trips are run by Jeff on the Warlord during mackerel season, usually June to September.
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|Dave Gray’s Puffin Cruises|
A long-established family business – this one hour boat trip sails out around Coquet Island viewing historic island , the bird reserve and the rich sea life aboard one of two passenger vessels, the G Fisher and a restored lifeboat the ex Eastbourne 41ft Watson Class RNLI Lifeboat the 'RNLB Beryl Tollemache'.
Woodhorn Museum, Archives and Country Park
Woodhorn is a vibrant, exciting place to visit all year round with a great programme of activities and exhibitions for the whole family.
Inspired by monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning Cutter building and original listed colliery structures house fascinating, hands-on exhibitions and displays. You can take an emotional journey through Coal Town and discover a proud mining community; explore the colliery buildings and imagine what it would have been like to work underground; hum along to the brass band at the Miners’ Picnic, see the colourful banners and even design your own. Marvel at the original paintings of the Ashington Group – miners from the 1930s whose story has inspired remarkable play, Pitman Painters, by Billy Elliot writer, Lee Hall. Woodhorn is home to Northumberland’s public archive too.
Archives Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm all year
Just off the A189 All day parking £3
|Duridge Bay Country Park|
Druridge Bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle walk, paddle and surf. It has all the amenities you need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children's play area.
Today it is very peaceful with just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past. In the 19th century coal was mined nearby. During World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion and the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores can still be seen.
The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition there are 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes which offer ample space to get away from it all.
Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling. There are also a series of smaller nature reserves - home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe.
There are current plans to improve Druridge further and turn it into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.
For further details contact the park staff at
Please note that normal car parking charges apply throughout the year.
Beach Surf and Stand Up Paddle Lessons
This family-run Surfschool is based in Amble Northumberland, situated on the stunning northeast coast and offers beach surf lessons to young and old. The business is operated by Jon Nolan who has worldwide surfing experience and is a BSA Surfing Coach and a RLSS Beach Lifeguard.
Northside can arrange lessons on several beaches along the Northumberland coast: North Druridge Bay, Warkworth Bay, Longhoughton Bay, Embleton Bay, Beadnell Bay, Seahouses and Bamburgh. They even have exclusive access to their own private beach road!
Northside Surfschool operates 7 days a week, 12 months of the year and caters for all needs.
NEW for 2013 – 'Kids bodyboarding lessons and parties, Kids paddleboarding , Gift Vouchers and SURF CLUB!
See www.northside-surf-school.co.uk or phone 01665 713146 Or 07944 398115 for details of latest offers and booking information.
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