Activities

Boat Trips

Seahouses is the gateway to the Farne Islands and Serenity will take you there to see all the Grey Seals and they array of seabirds. To see what’s happening around the islands then have a look at Andrew’s Serenity boat tours blog which was listed in the top 10 for the blog awards in 2015. In the height of the bird season its worth landing and you will be blown away with those cute puffins.

For more see – Serenity Boat Tours

 

Horse Riding

Try horse riding with Slate Hall Riding Centre. Blow the cobwebs away with a horse ride along the beach

 

Walking

The Northumberland Coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and as such offers some of the best coastal walking in the country.  If you walk to Bamburgh and the tide is out keep your eyes peeled for the old ship wreck which in half buried in the sand. Only just discovered over the last few years.

The Northumberland Coast Path runs from Beadnell in the South, through Seahouses and on towards the magnificent Bamburgh Castle in the North. Seahouses makes an excellent base for walkers, see our Walking page for more information about the Northumberland Coast Path and other walking routes in the County.

Seahouses makes and excellent bae for walkers, but if you would like a guided walk or more information about the walks in the area, then try our friend Patrick Norris at www.footstepsnorthumberland.co.uk

 

Bike Riding

The Great North Bike Ride sets off from Seahouses each year and continues all the way along the stunning Northumberland coastline all the way through this Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and finish at Tynemouth Priory and Castle. The ride takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, see their website for more information about how to get involved. Cycles can be hired and delivered to where ever you are staying by the local company Boards and Bikes.

 

Scuba Diving

Diving is also popular from Seahouses, with the many wrecks from the treacherous rocks of the Farne Islands being the main draw. The water is exceptionally clear here and there is usually numerous inquisitive marine wildlife that will come along and say hello! This includes the Atlantic Grey Seal that live and breed on the Farne Islands, they like to check out what you’re up to. There are many wrecks around the Farnes including the Somali, a 450 foot Steamer that was sunk in 1941. There are also many interesting sites in shallower water that make an excellent dive, visit www.sovereigndiving.co.uk for more information, site descriptions and boat charter hire.

Also have a look at this outstanding video created by one of the divers that visited then Farnes.

This is another one of friends videos which is far more dramatic but sums The Farnes and Northumberland.

 

Photography

Northumberland has some beautiful places to photograph and because its does not have much light pollution either its great for night photography too.

Two local photographers we work closely with are Andrew S. Gray & Alan Hewitt.

 

Fishing

Seahouses is also home to many an angler and there are a number of sea fishing trips on offer from the harbour. Alan Dawson and his family have over 40 years’ experience fishing the North Sea and run fishing trips in their MFV ‘Guide Me’. He is fully qualified to carry up to twelve passengers on his boat and offers trips from 3 hours to 6 hours and is also available for private charter. You will be fishing the seabed for species such as Cod, Ling, Pollock and Mackerel.  For more information visit their website.

Unity Fishing Trips which is run by Matthew Stephenson can also cater for all your fishing trip needs from 3 hours for novices and families up to 8 hour wreck fishing trips at some of Northumberland’s most famous wrecks or visit their booking office down the harbour.