The village of Seahouses is proud of its links to the sea. Its little harbour plays host to fishing boats bringing in their daily catches. Pleasure boats carry hundreds of visitors to and around the magical Farne Islands, home to large colonies of sea birds and seals.
Depending on the tide one may see between 15 and 28 of the islands that make up the Farne Islands group. Take the opportunity to stop off on one or two of the islands: visit Longstone and see for yourself where Grace Darling and her family were living on the night of that terrible storm.
In the breeding season many visit to marvel at puffins, arctic and roseate terns flying to and from their nests – but don’t forget to take your hat! The Farne Island Nature Reserve is a must for birdwatchers and families visiting the area.
Seahouses itself offers those traditional seaside experiences, fish and chips and ice cream enjoyed while you watch the boat trippers and the fishermen side by side on the picturesque harbour.
Today this coastline offers a wealth of opportunity for a relaxing or a fun-filled activity break. As you experience this you will be constantly reminded of the coastline’s history and its importance in supporting local communities as the fishermen bring in their lobster pots, the lifeboats patrol and the lighthouses stand tall and proud.