At Westnewton we are fortunate to be a short and scenic drive away from the most amazing way the land can meet the water. Welcome to the Northumberland Coastline.
The Northumberland Coast was designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) as early as 1958 and we are talking about more than 39 miles of coast from Berwick to the Coquet estuary. Within this stretch of coastline is some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country.
The area is best known for its sweeping sandy beaches, rolling dunes, high rocky cliffs and isolated islands. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history, covering at least 10,000 years of human activity.
People lived, fought, loved and worshipped right here. This is where the earliest settlers made their homes. This is where the Vikings landed.
A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found in the AONB.
From Cocklawburn, just south of Berwick upon Tweed, to Druridge Bay in the south of the county, Northumberland boasts wonderful expanses of sand and rugged coastal walks. The castles of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh tower above vast golden sands and look out to the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne, the Holy Isle.
Take a boat trip from Seahouses to visit the puffin colonies of the Farnes. Cross the ancient causeway to Lindisfarne or simply take off your shoes and socks and become part of the experience.