Ashington - Blyth - Newbiggin - Amble coast guide

Ashington is a former mining village that now has a new role as a tourist resort.  At the turn of the century, Newbiggin was Northumberland's premier seaside resort and every train in summer brought hundreds of visitors to the town. Blyth was a former fishing village which became a resort in Victorian times.

For details of  Ashington and Blyth Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses,  Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Ashington Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

Blyth HarbourThis area of the Northumberland coast has some excellent beaches which is what draws visitors in large numbers in the summer months. 

Newbiggin beach; - the beach is framed by the town itself and its new sea walls and esplanade, overlooked by St Bartholomew's Church above a rocky outcrop. 

Blyth, south Beach; - soft, golden sands to the south of Blyth Harbour, overlooked by a line of windmills on the harbour wall. 

Alnmouth; - soft, golden sands on the north side of the pretty, red-roofed holiday resort of Alnmouth.

Druridge Bay; - a long, gently curving sandy beach, best reached from the Druridge Bay Country Park. Graded "B" or good for its absence of litter.

Amble - 10 miles to the north of Ashington has beaches to the north and south and boat trips to nearby Coquet Island. 

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Places to visit around the Ashington area 

Chillingham Castle - Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5NJ Tel: 01668 215359 

Herterton House Gardens - Herterton House, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4BN Tel: 01670 774278

Seaton Delaval Hall - This great house was built between 1718 and 1728 for Admiral George Delaval - Estate Office Seaton Sluice Whitley Bay Northumberland NE26 4QR Tel: +44 (0)1912 371 493

New Pirate Island - Adventure play area - Unit 5, Stanners Complex, Coopies Lane Industrial Estate, Morpeth, NE61 6JT Phone; 01670 513413

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