Beadnell – Northumberland’s Hidden Gem
The village of Beadnell, located on the east side of the UK on the coast of the North Sea, this small tourist community of a little over 500 residents, has the unique feature of having the only harbour that faces to the west. This is not the only thing that you will find that is unique about Beadnell. The Anglican Church of St. Ebba, originally constructed in 1746, was restored in the 19th century and is one of the points of interest in this small and quaint village. As part of The Craster Arms, a 16th century pele tower was constructed as part of the public house and remains to this day.
The charm and beauty of this area attracts tourist from all over including international travelers looking to soak up the ambiance of the old England countryside as well as their 1.8 mile long (3 km) stretch of sandy beach. The village, consisting mostly of holiday homes also offers two large caravan sites that neighbor the village as well as offering a number of camping sites for those looking for a quiet getaway holiday
Designated as part of the Costal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Beadnell is tucked into the Northumberland Heritage Coastline and their lengthy beach was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award in 2005 for rural beaches. Attracting the lion’s share of its visitors during the summer months, some early planning is in order if you wish to rent one of the holiday homes during your stay.
A superb location for calling home during your visit, Beadnell is located close to many attractions, in addition to the local flavor, offering convenient access to other locales such as Holy Island,Seahouses, and Bamburgh Castle. Outdoor activities include SCUBA diving, bird watching, hiking, cycling, fishing and a host of other activities. Close to the Farne Islands of Northumberland, boat trips to the island are available for hire in nearby Seahouses only a couple of miles away from Beadnell. Also in close proximity (only 20 minutes away), Beadnell is close to the awe inspiring Cheviot Hills where hiking and cycling in this area of natural beauty is common to say the least.
Just a few miles east of A1, the main link between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh, Beadnell remains relatively rustic and undeveloped. The harbour walls of Beadnell, built in the 1790’s remain. With the Dunstanburgh Castle off in the distance, the sheltered bay of Beadnell makes a wonderful place to also take in sailing, fishing, and wind surfing. Small shops are also available to entertain you and many good eating places, typical of many Northumberland fishing villages, are just waiting for your visit.
Located close to the northern stretch of the Northumberland National Park, this park is a huge attraction in the area offering spectacular views of bogs, rolling hills, heathers, and forests. Minutes away, making Beadnell home for the holiday, will make access to this splendid area well within your reach for viewing nature, hiking, and cycling at one of only fifteen National Parks it be found in all of the UK