Escape to the seaside and enjoy a getaway in Alnmouth. The charming coastal village features brightly-painted houses and centuries-old stone buildings overlooking a sandy beach. You’re in the heart of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), where you’ll find sweeping sandy beaches, soaring sea cliffs and grass-covered dunes.
Enjoy traditional bucket-and-spade fun on Alnmouth Beach. It’s set on an estuary and features calm water, soft sand and beautiful sea views. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent a bike and explore a section of the Coast and Castles Cycle Route.
Learn about the town’s seafaring heritage at Ferryman’s Hut, one of the smallest museums in England. It occupies a former cabin used by ferrymen employed to row passengers across the River Aln. The Old School Gallery is housed in a historic stone building and showcases works by local artists from Northumberland and surrounds. Shop for colourful prints in the gift shop and enjoy lunch at the café.
Alnmouth is in Northumberland, a 10-minute drive from the larger village of Alnwick and 45 minutes from Newcastle Upon Tyne by car and train. The village itself is compact and easy to get around on foot. Alnmouth Station is a 20-minute walk from the village centre and Newcastle International Airport is a one-hour drive away.