Amble is a picturesque seaside port at the mouth of the River Coquet. The award winning marina on the site of the former staithes has transformed it into a busy harbour town with lots of things to explore.

There are fine walks to be had along the Little Shore following the coastline to Hauxley where there is a nature reserve. Druridge Bay (three miles south) is also home to a reserve whilst the country park provides a lake, visitor centre and picnic areas with access to the quiet sandy beaches onshore.

The adventurous amongst you can try your hand at surfing, kayaking or windsurfing at the Coquet Shorebase Trust on Amble Beach. Or if you want to keep dry you can follow the River Coquet all the way to Warkworth on foot or on bike.

Lying a mile offshore is Coquet Island home to an 80 foot lighthouse which is built on the top of a ruined medieval tower. Here the RSPB reserve is home to thousands of puffins, terns, roseate terns and eider ducks. Puffin Cruises offer regular boat trips around the island throughout the summer giving you the chance to spot some of these rare seabirds for yourself. Amble Tourist Information Centre also has live cameras on the islands so you can view them live even if the weather is not too good!

Head back to the town for a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants or take a trip to Gloster Hill where you will find evidence of prehistoric burial grounds.