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Amble – Things to Do and Places to Stay

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Amble is a fishing town situated on the Northumberland Coast.

Things to do in Amble

With Amble being a harbour town it can be expected that a lot of the things to do are based around this.

Fishing trips to Amble can be highly rewarding and Amble’s Angling Centre would be the first stop for any fisherman. The most common catches in the surrounding area are cod and mackerel. Boats are also available for hire.

Coquet Island is located one mile south east of the river mouth at Amble. It is RSPB designated and offers a home to more than 35,000 nesting birds including terns and puffins. The island is also known for its seal colonies. Boat trips from the island run regularly from the harbour in Amble and last around an hour – a must for wildlife lovers!

Amble also offers a variety of water-sports from sailing, power boating, canoeing and kayaking. If you’re dipping into these sports for the first time, The Coquet Shorebase Trust provide watersport training and courses for all levels. Northside Surf School are also located in the town and can arrange lessons on various nearby beaches.

Amble is not all about its coast and harbour, it also has a indoor adventure play centre for children. Castle Mania is located on the Enterprise Business Park and has a three-storey play frame which is the biggest in Northumberland. Its castle theme is fitting with Warkworth Castle nearby.

The town provides plenty of good food and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of cuisines on offer suitable for all ages.

The beaches around the coast allow you to take in the sea air. A beach just to the South of the town known as Amble Links was listed by The Times in their top 20 Secret Beaches in the UK.

Places to Stay in Amble

Panhaven, Amble (sleeps 6): This comfortable mid-terraced property comprises of first and second floor accommodation with open views across a village green towards the sea and Coquet Island beyond. The cottage is pet friendly and benefits from an enclosed garden and can booked with Little Panhaven to sleep up to 9 people, see below for details.

Little Panhaven, Amble (sleeps 4): This pet friendly cottage has recently been upgraded and decorated to provide excellent ground floor accommodation. The contemporary styled décor, featuring some original artwork, flows throughout.  The enclosed rear yard has a nautical theme and provides a pleasant environment to relax in.

Cuddy Cottage, Amble (sleeps 4): This recently renovated mid-terraced property is situated within walking distance of Amble’s beautiful sandy beach and the regenerated new pier and delightful marina. It benefits from a modern fully equipped kitchen, an enclosed garden and roadside parking. Pet friendly.

Rainbow Cottage, Low Hauxley (sleeps 6): This pet friendly cottage has been transformed into a light airy holiday home with a contemporary feel. For those seeking a restful seaside holiday, the location of the cottage is perfect as the beach is approximately just 80 metres away. Hauxley Haven lies at the northern end of Druridge Bay – these golden sands are ideal for walkers, dog owners and absolutely ideal for families, as the beach is rarely busy and sometimes can even be deserted. Just south of the village is Hauxley bird reserve with its ponds and hides.

Beachcombers Retreat, Low Hauxley (sleeps 6): Situated along a private lane, at the southern edge of Low Hauxley, Beachcombers Retreat stands in an enviable position with unrivalled sea views from the lounge with doors out to a fabulous balcony. The pet friendly cottage adjoins the owner’s home and offers the ultimate in 5 star luxury with the added bonus of being only a few steps from an often deserted sandy beach and a 5 minute walk from Hauxley Nature Reserve.

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