Beautiful Seahouses Beach Walk to Bamburgh Castle – 8 Miles

Situated on the spectacular North East coast, this picturesque walk begins at Seahouses Golf Club.

There is a public footpath that leads from the main road directly through the golf course past the 1st and 10th hole before dropping down onto Annstead Beach.

Here, you will be greeted by a bed of rocks known as Braidcarr Rocks. Once you have climbed up the rocks to the North West (via the marked path) , you meet the public footpath again which follows through the 16th, 11th, 12th, and eventually the 14th hole of the golf course.

When you reach the 14th hole, the path joins the clifftop route which offers stunning views of Braidcarr Rocks below. The pebbled path takes you past the popular Clifftop and Stone Close Holiday Park before offering the first sight of the Seahouses Harbour. Your walk now takes you through a gate and along past Cliff House Holiday Cottages. After turning the corner onto Harbour Road, Seahouses Harbour comes into full view.

This busy fishing dock has a lot to offer, including a range of boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands, charter diving or angling. If this isn’t for you, then let the harbour whet your appetite with the many stalls selling freshly caught fish or visit the local cafes and pubs with outdoor seating looking out onto the stunning North Sea Coast.

Towards the Beach

The walk then continues up towards the town past the Harbour car park. Here, keep to the coastal path for approximately 0.5miles before you have the option to drop down onto the golden sandy beach. The 3 mile walk along the beautiful beaches of Seahouses and Bamburgh have some of the most stunning views to offer in the North East. These views provide an incredible backdrop to a predominantly flat walk. As you stroll down the sand, you can spot the Farne Islands in the distance which is famously home to thousands of strikingly beautiful puffins.

Along the beach there are an abundance of rock pools where you can search for crabs and other sea life. After you reach the sands of Bamburgh, the stunning Holy Island becomes visible in the distance.

Bamburgh Castle

Further along, the breath-taking Bamburgh Castle comes into view, 150 feet high above the sand dunes. After a short climb up the dunes, you reach the extraordinary piece of history. The castle is rooted deep in North East history and is open to the public to explore the incredible grounds and staterooms within.

To make your way back to the start of your walk, follow the route through the car park of Bamburgh Castle down a woodland path through dense foliage. You will then come out onto the main road (B1340). Follow the footpath down the main road back into Seahouses town centre.

Once you reach the roundabout in Seahouses town centre, follow the road round to the right down Main Street past the Methodist Church on your left. Eventually, you will reach another roundabout where you take a left. After approximately 0.4 miles, you will return to the start of the walk opposite Seahouses Golf Club.


There are a range of car parks in Seahouses. If you are beginning your walk at the Golf Club, there is free parking available across from the club. If you are wanting to park in the town, there are a variety of car parks including one by the harbour which is £1 an hour or £4 all day. Should you wish to visit the beach before your walk, there is free parking along the main road (B1340), but please note that you cannot park here overnight.

The town centre of Seahouses has public toilets as well as a variety of amenities including pubs, hotels and cafes. In Bamburgh, there are public toilets located on Church Street or the Links car park at Bamburgh Castle.
This is a family and dog friendly walk. Both Seahouses and Bamburgh beach welcome dogs all year round which makes it a perfect walk for those of you with four legged friends who have plenty of energy to burn.

If you require disabled access, the main path along the B1340 is paved and wheelchair accessible. Due to the steep nature of the dunes and clifftop, there is no disabled access down to the beach.

Ensure that if you are following this route that you check tide times before setting off to avoid being cut off by the tide.

Route Map

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