Hilly Brow sits in a modern development close to the spectacular Beadnell Bay, often described as the jewel in Northumberland’s seaside crown. The beach is idyllic for a relaxing 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 Hilly Brow. Local facilities are available at the village shop and there are two pubs serving good food within walking distance of Hilly Brow too. 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 birthplace 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 for 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! Hilly Brow is an excellent choice for families 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.