The holiday town and fishing port of Seahouses did not exist until 1889.
This is when the harbour was built in order to improve the local fishing and lime industries.
Throughout the year Seahouses, known as 'The Gateway to the Farne Islands', is appealing to both tourists and visitors alike, with many using it as an access point to the nearby Farne Islands.
This small seaside town is arguably the most popular holiday resort on the Northumberland Coast, catering for large numbers of both day visitors and longer stay holidaymakers each year.
During peak holiday periods and bank holidays, the town and its harbour area can be particularly busy.
Seahouses is well situated for exploring this part of the coast and also further inland.
It has an interesting harbour, magnificent beaches and sand dunes stretching for mile-after-mile, to the north and south of the town and with the backdrop of the rolling Cheviot Hills on the distant horizon to the west.
Seahouses Harbour also known as 'North Sunderland Harbour', is bustling place with fishing boats, diving boats, pleasure craft taking visitors to the Farne Islands and as a stop-over for yachts cruising around the coast, or beyond.
Above the harbour is situated the RNLI lifeboat station, inside and always at the ready is the 'Grace Darling', (20 mph). a Mersey Class vessel, with a length 38 feet (11.57 metres) and a top speed of 18 knots
The station is open to the public and includes history of the station, memorabilia and an excellent souvenir shop.
The town is also well known for its excellent fish and chips, available from a variety of restaurants and not forgetting Coxon's delicious ice cream, which can be purchased from their shop, or one of their various ice cream vans.
Seafield Ocean Club, located within the award-winning Seafield Caravan Park, has a 1.2 metre deep, 20 metre long swimming pools with separate children's pool.
Additional facilities include, sauna, steam room spa bath and fitness and beauty suites.
For visitors seeking adventure on the Northumberland Coast, Boards and Bikes run by Ben Patterson have available Surfboard, Wetsuit and Bike hire for all the family.
This unique service is tailored made to suit the visitors requirements, with equipment delivery to your front door, as and when required.
Equipment provided is of the highest quality, Specialized bikes, Billabong wetsuits and various watercraft, all ensuring getting out and about, and having lots of fun and excitement.
Also available is tuition for surfing, cycling, snorkelling, walking and much more.
Adjacent to Seahouses and a short distance inland is North Sunderland.
This quiet extension of Seahouses is residential, with Seahouses First School, various churches and a couple of public houses.
At North Sunderland horse riding is available at Slate Hall Riding Centre.
The centre provides lessons, treks and beach rides, suitable for novice and experienced rider alike.
On Sunday 26th August 2012, Seahouses was once again the starting point for cycling enthusiasts taking part in the annual Great North Bike Ride, the biggest charity bike ride in the northeast, and growing more popular year-by-year.
This sponsored charity bike ride is held to raise money for cancer research and is organised by The Chris Lucas Trust.
The event finishes at Tynemouth Priory, a distance of just over 50 miles.
With the completion of the 2012 event, over £1million has been raised for the charity.
Next year the bike ride takes place on bank holiday Sunday,
25th August 2013.
The Northumberland Coast Path - Stage 4 - Seahouses to Belford...
On leaving Seahouses, this 10.7 miles / 17.2 km long stage follows the cycle track going west and inland to North Sunderland, then north by footpath, minor road and through fields to the historic village of Bamburgh, with it's spectacular castle sitting on a high prominence, offering commanding views in every direction.
The route joins the B1342 main road for a short spell going south-east, before heading west through fields for the inland section.
On passing the small caravan park the path goes through fields and woodland to the road at Spindlestone, then on towards Waren Mill caravan park, before going west for the final leg of this stage.
This crosses the East Coast Main Line, passes the grain silos and crosses the A1 trunk road.
Following the footpath adjacent to the golf club, the route enters the village of Belford.
Ordnance Survey Maps...
Official Guidebook for the Northumberland Coast Path...
Door to Door Baggage Transfer...
Baggage Transfer covering the entire route is available from Carry-Lite, details of this service can be found Here, or phone 01434 634 448 / 07976 356 459.
Seahouses has a wide variety of holiday accommodation available, including...
Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering, Camping and Caravan Sites.
Seahouses Tourist Information Centre...
Seafield Car Park
Telephone +44 (0)1665 720 884
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