Beadnell is well known as a holiday destination and offers local facilities including a shop, post office, tea room and pubs serving delicious food all within walking distance from Cowry Cottage. Beadnell Bay can truly be described as the jewel in Northumberland’s seaside crown; idyllic for a romantic barefoot stroll in the sand to listen to the waves lap against the shoreline and inhale the invigorating sea air... It’s also a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts including sailing, sea kayaking, wind surfing and scuba diving and a mere gentle stroll from Cowry Cottage. A small sandy bay speckled with rocky outcrops is also close by and leads to a long sandy beach that stretches two miles to the traditional fishing port of Seahouses where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands - famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony- depart regularly from its harbour. Seahouses offers several charming tea rooms, amusements and shops with horse riding, fishing and golf on the links close by being only a sample of the many amenities available in this popular location. A further 3 miles up the coastline is the picturesque village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress and commands the power and presence of the seasoned television set it regularly becomes. Holy Island - the birthpalce of Christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle - can be seen from the unspoilt golden, sandy beach. Just a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle (and film location to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) Visitors will enjoy a trip to Alnwick Garden - a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden including the Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Cowry Cottage is an excellent choice for families, friends or couples seeking a coastal retreat to rest and refresh with easy access to one of the most glorious beaches in Northumberland, deservedly designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.