Ashington - Blyth - Newbiggin - Amble coast guide
Ashington is a former mining village that now has a new role as a tourist resort. At the turn of the century, Newbiggin was Northumberland's premier seaside resort and every train in summer brought hundreds of visitors to the town. Blyth was a former fishing village which became a resort in Victorian times.
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This area of the Northumberland coast has some excellent beaches which is what draws visitors in large numbers in the summer months.
Newbiggin beach; - the beach is framed by the town itself and its new sea walls and esplanade, overlooked by St Bartholomew's Church above a rocky outcrop.
Blyth, south Beach; - soft, golden sands to the south of Blyth Harbour, overlooked by a line of windmills on the harbour wall.
Alnmouth; - soft, golden sands on the north side of the pretty, red-roofed holiday resort of Alnmouth.
Druridge Bay; - a long, gently curving sandy beach, best reached from the Druridge Bay Country Park. Graded "B" or good for its absence of litter.
Amble - 10 miles to the north of Ashington has beaches to the north and south and boat trips to nearby Coquet Island.
Places to visit around the Ashington area
Chillingham Castle - Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5NJ Tel: 01668 215359
Herterton House Gardens - Herterton House, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4BN Tel: 01670 774278
Seaton Delaval Hall - This great house was built between 1718 and 1728 for Admiral George Delaval - Estate Office Seaton Sluice Whitley Bay Northumberland NE26 4QR Tel: +44 (0)1912 371 493
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