The wide expanse of golden and often empty sandy beaches this region is renowned for is idyllic for a romantic stroll to feel the sand between your toes and watch the waves lap against the shoreline... the tidal island of Lindisfarne, locally known as Holy Island and the birth place of Christianity, can be viewed from here too. A little further north is the bird sanctuary at Budle BAy and at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats is the home to countless thousands of sea and land birds making this location a haven for bird watchers. The sweep of golden sands at Beadnell Bay is popular with water sports enthusiasts only two miles south. The elegant Georgian town of Berwick, which straddles the salmon rich river Tweed, is 17 miles north and the historic market town of Alnwick with its own magnificent castle offers many facilities around 15 miles inland. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction with its grand cascade waterfall and restaurant set within the largest tree house in Europe. Hexham Cottage is an excellent choice for the gathering of family and friends seeking contemporary accommodation within walking distance of the many facilities available within the popular holiday destination of Seahouses and makes an excellent base to explore the twenty miles of Heritage seashore designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.