Stretching along the Northumberland Heritage Coast, you will find the sublime beach of Amble Links. With patches of rock, dunes and backed by low cliffs, this sand and shingle beach has a distinctly wild feel.
What is Amble Links Beach like?
Amble Links Beach is a wonderfully rural spot to savour some sea air and splendid views. However, it isn’t totally isolated, as the village of Amble is merely a short walk away. Here you can dine in restaurants, go shopping or savour a slice of cake in one of the numerous cafes. Though, children can also have a blast messing about in playgrounds nearby.
The beach itself is popular amongst walkers, due to its picturesque shoreline and pleasant coastal paths. Water-sports enthusiasts also fare well here, as the high-quality waters are ideal for numerous activities. Sailors, wind-surfers and canoers can frequently be spotted gliding across the sea. If you fancy taking part, why not join some of the water sport activities on offer by the Coquet Shorebase Trust? Though a good old paddle is just as fun too! Though you should be aware that there is no lifeguard service, so be sure to keep a close eye on little ones.
At low tide you can poke at rock pools or simply sunbathe on the large swathes of sand. From here bird watchers can enjoy the sight of puffins flitting across the sea. Indeed, you enjoy spectacular views over Coquet Island, the home of over 18,000 puffins – the largest colony in England! Unfortunately you are not allowed onto the island itself. However, there are regular boat trips from the beach that let you get up-close to a working lighthouse and medieval monastic ruins.
From the clifftop parking, Amble Links Beach is accessed down a gentle, though somewhat narrow, path. This journey down is appropriate for people with mobility issues. However, the sand on the beach is not hard packed nor even. Therefore, it is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair or pushchair users.
Further points of interest
Tucked along the beach, you can also explore the Amble Harbour and Marina. Fancy seeing more of the wildlife that Northumberland has to offer? Then a trip down to the Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre & Nature Reserve is a must! It is just a 35 minute walk and you can enjoy accessible hides and authentic Northumberland wildlife.