Amble, Warkworth and Low Hauxley
The hamlet of Low Hauxley is a stone’s throw from an often deserted beach and is the perfect bolt hole for a romantic break. Hauxley Haven lies at the northern end of Druridge Bay and the golden sands are ideal for walkers, dog owners and absolutely perfect for families. Lying just south of the hamlet is Hauxley bird reserve with its ponds and hides.
A couple of miles north is the fishing port of Amble. Over the last few years Amble has undergone a massive regeneration programme including a new pier, an impressive marina and the addition of some retail pods selling bespoke gifts, crafts and accessories as well as food and drinks. Amble has proudly declared itself “the friendliest port”, here you can stock up on groceries in one of the many shops or at the popular quayside market. From the marina holidaymakers can take part in a variety of watersports like sailing and canoeing, or try sea and fresh water angling. There are fishing trips and excursions by boat available. A mile offshore is the bird sanctuary of Coquet Island. The island is home to around 36,000 comical Puffins who populate the main part of the island together with a colony of rare nesting Roseate Terns.
Warkworth lies on a bend of the River Coquet and is almost completely encircled by the river. The village is dominated by the splendid mediaeval castle perched high on a mound. Half a mile up river is the famous Hermitage, a rock-hewn retreat with a very poignant history that can only be reached by rowing boat ferry. The village is a short distance from a superb sandy beach and having some lovely river scenery it is not surprising that Warkworth is a popular holiday destination. There are a couple of shops and cafes and a fabulous chocolate shop.