One of the most popular holiday areas on the north east coast, present-day Beadnell consists of three villages in one, Beadnell Harbour, the old Beadnell Village and Beadnell Haven.
The harbour is of considerable age and was probably constructed in the eighteenth century, as were the limekilns, which are now under the protection of the National Trust.
The village has probably been inhabited for several thousand years, and Bronze-Age burial chambers have been discovered along the shore.
Legend has it that Oswald, King of Northumbria, built the original for his sister, St Ebba, in the 7th century.
Originating in the 16th century, Beadnell Tower is a three storey stone pele tower, with 18th century alterations.
Located in the village centre, the site is now The Craster Arms public house.
During holiday times the beach is very popular with watersports including, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing.
Boat launching facilities are available (although under review at the time of writing).
The beach is also popular with divers, as a departure point for exploration of the many shipwrecks located around the Farne Islands.
Dedicated watersports enthusiasts and the casual visitor alike will find Beadnell Village and beautiful Beadnell Bay has everything on offer.
Many coastal walks provide breathtaking views along this Heritage Coastline, especially between Holy Island and Alnmouth, with Beadnell being mid-way.
Cycling is particularly enjoyable in this area, with a variety of quiet country lanes and bridle paths, where the cyclist will find spectacular views to the coast, and Cheviot Hills in the distance.
Winter birdwatching is arguably better than in the breading season of May or June.
The village has a shop / newsagent, a fish and chip shop (seasonal),
and two excellent pubs which serve meals and offer free Wi-Fi.