The story of Amble goes back to the very early days of Northumberland's history.
There is evidence of prehistoric burial grounds on the links, and at Gloster Hill there are signs that the Romans once lived there.
Picturesquely sited at the mouth of the river Coquet, Amble was little more than a hamlet before the construction of its harbour (originally known as Warkworth Harbour) between 1838 and 1839, although a harbour has probably existed as far back as the 14th century.
The town owes its growth and prosperity to the 19th century coalfields from which it used to ship coal to southern England and the Continent, but as this declined so did the fortunes of the town.
The development of an award-winning marina on the site of the former staithes has brought new life to the town, and it is once again a busy harbour town.
Today, Amble is Northumberland's most important fishing centre north of the Tyne, and leisure sailing has also become important, the town has many good shops, pubs and ideal fast food and restaurants.
There are nature reserves at Hauxley and Druridge Bay.
Although the existence of these wrecks, close to the harbour, has been known, their exact location has until now been unrecorded.
Amble hosts the first Puffin Festival, which takes place between 18th May to 1st June 2013.
This new and exciting event coincides with the best time to see puffins and their young on Coquet Island.
Features throughout include community exhibitions, children's events and live music.
Sailing times for a boat cruise around Coquet Island can be confirmed at Amble Tourist Information Centre on 01665 712 313.
It is an RSPB reserve for thousands of puffins, terns, eider ducks and the roseate tern, one of Britain's rare seabirds.
Puffin Cruises (Dave Gray - 07752 861 914 or 01665 711 975) operate regular boat trips around Coquet Island, from Amble harbour throughout the summer season (subject to weather and tides), however landing on the island is not possible.
Northside Surf School based in Amble Northumberland, situated on the stunning Northumbrian Coast.
The school offers beach surf lessons to young and old.
Lessons are available on several beaches along the Northumberland Coast, these include...
North Druridge Bay, Warkworth Bay, Longhoughton Bay, Embleton Bay, Beadnell Bay, Seahouses and Bamburgh.
The surf school operates seven days a week, 12 months of the year, catering for all needs.
Parties are catered for, whether it be Parties for kids, birthdays, hen or stag parties and corporate.
When required Surf Equipment and Tent Hire are available.
The Coquet Shorebase Trust is a community based watersports centre located in Amble, providing watersports courses and training for everyone to enjoy.
The Trust has provided courses for over ten years, with a history going back much further.
Cater for all ages, they are registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
On offer is sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating and raft building.
This an official teaching establishment for both the British Canoe Union and the Royal Yachting Association, which are the governing bodies for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.
Holiday accommodation in Amble includes...
Guesthouses, bed and breakfast, and a variety of self-catering facilities are available within and also close by Amble.
A caravan and camping site is located at Amble Links, adjacent to coast and harbour.
A few miles to the south is Cresswell Towers Holiday Park, offering fun and relaxation for all the family.
Amble Tourist Information Centre...
Queen Street Car Park
Telephone +44 (0)1665 712313
Fax +44 (0)1665 713838