Not only is Beadnell a beautiful place to visit in the North East England county of Northumberland, but it is also three villages for the price of one. Beadnell incorporates Beadnell Harbour, the old Beadnell Village and Beadnell Haven providing visitors with wonderful views and exciting places to visit. Visitors here will find that Beadnell has numerous places offering self catering accommodation and coastal cottages.
The coastline provides many walks with beautiful views including a walk between Holy Island and Alnmouth, with Beadnell being about halfway. Many holidaymakers are attracted to Beadnell for its wonderful golden sandy beach, limekilns, small harbour, beautiful coastline, and views to the distant Cheviot Hills. During the holiday season the beach is a popular place for various watersports such as diving, sailing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and water skiing.
Cycling is also very popular along the quiet country lanes and bridle paths with more spectacular views on offer. Many visitors come to the area to do some bird watching around the natural dune habitats and nearby bird sanctuaries, with the winter possibly a better time for this recreation than the breading season of May or June. There is a wide range of golf courses in Northumberland including championship courses at Slaley Hall and Burgham Park as well as a horse racing course at Hexham.
Visitors on a self catering holiday may like to stop in this beautiful seaside village to visit the quaint small shops and have lunch at one of the pubs or other eating houses here. Located in the village centre is The Craster Arms Public House, which is the site of Beadnell Tower a 16th century three storey stone pele tower.
A short boat trip off the Northumberland coast takes visitors to the Farne Islands where thousands of breeding sea birds gather in the summer and grey seals in late summer. Trips here can be arranged from Seahouses, which is two miles north of Beadnell. There are many historic buildings located in the region including the ruined Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castle not to mention various museums and galleries.
The warmest time of the year to visit Northumberland is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. However, the driest weather tends to be during spring, while December to February is the wettest time of the year with an average of 35 days of rainfall in each of these months.
Newcastle Airport can be reached in less than an hour from most places in Northumberland and handles flights from the UK and a wide range of European destinations. Emirates Airlines now operates a daily service connecting North East England to the Middle East and beyond. A rail service links Newcastle to London Kings Cross via York and continues through to Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. There is also a ferry service taking passengers from Amsterdam to North Shields near Newcastle.