A Little Slice of Heaven at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea
If your looking for a great place to stay for holiday and to be able to enjoy all that the surrounding area has to offer, you’ll find it hard do any better than making Newbiggin-by-the-Sea your place to call home for the duration. Conveniently located to the north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and to the east of Northumberland National Park, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea offers access to the somewhat protected shores of the North Sea with its location directly on Newbiggin Bay. With facilities designed to support and cater to the tourist trades, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has been a very popular beach resort area since 1828.
A haven for bird watchers and nature lovers, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea also provides many other holiday oriented activities including golf and fishing adventures and some of the most spectacular cycling opportunities in the country. When your not taking a stroll on the beaches taking in the beauty of the shoreline along the bay, there are often found roaming in the picturesque Northumberland countryside. Sightseeing is at a premium with access to many castles, abbeys, priories, and a variety of historic houses while in town traversing unique high streets past local museums, galleries, and local gardens. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is also one of the prime locations for watching the North Sea seabird passage during the spring and autumn migratory seasons.
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has a long and storied history of over 150 years of supporting the seafarers in the area with the oldest Lifeboat Station (opened in 1851) still in operation today in all of the British Isles. The highly trained and dedicated crew members at the Lifeboat Station have received 16 awards for gallantry in the performance of their duties which is a testament to man’s fight against the potential ravages to be found while trying to navigate the fiery North Sea waters.
Offering one of the newest attractions on the Northumberland coastline, the Newbiggin Maritime Centre is the place to learn about the heroism and hardships associated with life by, and on, the sea. Providing a unique experience for all of its visitors, the Centre specializes in interactive activities for youngsters while providing a café, restaurant, and shop in a spectacular seaside setting.
Another “must see” while in the area is a giant sculpture positioned 300 yards out to sea comprised of two 5 metre tall figures of a man and a woman cast in bronze. Located at the breakwater, these figures are looking out into the sea providing a striking appearance at high tide. Positioned on a steel plinth that is integrated into the breakwater, at high tide they give the appearance that they are standing on the waters surface.
Offering timeless beauty, serenity, and comfort, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has much to offer the tourist that wants to combine a home base that is calm and relaxing with a location that is both conveniently located near an active and vibrant city (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) and the rustic beauty afforded only at one of the county’s premier national parks (Northumberland National Park). So plan to stay in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea for your next holiday, and bring your golf clubs and plan on getting in 18 holes at the Newbiggin Golf Club, or bring your fishing pole to do a little fishing, or your bicycle to do a little cycling through the Northumberland countryside.