A short Visit to Amble, Northumberland, England- MD’s Little Journeys.

The Little Jaunt continues….. My little Journey through North East still continues. As I do not have a car, I normally take the bus to make that little journey now. The reason i am doing little journeys is because of covid restrictions and also University. I was feeling very bored at home and thought let’s go today to Northumberland. This time I have selected ” Amble”

Little about Amble………………….. Amble is a town on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England, at the mouth of the River Coquet; Coquet Island is visible from its beaches and harbour. In 2011, it had a population of 6,025

Map of Amble.

Representations were made in 2006 for Amble to be included in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which ends at the pier. The town is also adjacent to nature reserves operated by Northumberland Wildlife Trust at Cresswell, Druridge and Hauxley.

The town has a caravan park, as well as guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation for visitors. The Braid, which forms a part of the harbour, is now a greenfield site with a modern marina. In 2009, part of the Braid was legally designated as a Village Green, despite opposition from the council and the withdrawal of the initial application by the person who sought the status.

How to go there from Newcastle……………… I took the bus from Newcastle Haymarket. It’s from Haymarket Platform N. Bus X20 or Bus X18 goes via Amble to Alnwick or further to Berwick. It will cost you £7.80 return and unlimited travel to the northeast. The bus journey will take around 1 hour 25 min from Haymarket to Amble and the return time is the same.

By far the easiest way to visit Amble is by car. It is approximately 31 mile from Newcastle central. There is free public parking in the area just before the harbour and Pay and Display parking at the harbour itself. All parking is clearly marked on our interactive map of Amble. Postcode for your SatNav: NE65 0DQ. There is a nice carpark neare to the Harbour Village and All day parking is £2.60 only ( Price can change any time). There is also visitors Free toilet facilities available just near to the Harbour village opposite.

Public Toilet facilities

Some attractions……………………… Many of the things to do in Amble are based in the very thing that almost completely surrounds it – water. Watersports, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are all extremely popular. There are certainly excellent facilities available including the Marina, Harbour, Angling Centre and many clubs.

The nearby Coquet Island ……………………………. I Wish I could go there. But there was high tide and really would try it if that was a good day. This is home to many varieties of nesting sea birds, including puffins and the rare Roseate tern. Access is restricted but there are various providers of boat trips around the island. The Coquet Island is just a mile off the coast and is an RSPB designated site of special scientific interest. It is also home to some 35,000 nesting birds in summer and a seal colony over 600 strong. Boat trips out to the Coquet to see. A £10,000 grant was awarded to promote the town with a “Puffin Festival” during the last two weeks of May 2013, when the presence of that species on the island is at its peak. It was hoped that the grant would also encourage local people to use the town’s shops.

Coquet Island

Uk Puffin Festival………….. Amble is home to the UK’s only puffin festival, inspired by the colourful 36,000-bird colony nesting on Coquet Island, an RSPB seabird sanctuary a mile off the coast. Watch the birds on a Puffin Cruise sailing from Amble harbour. Other seabirds and wildlife are aplenty in these shores, including Roseate terns and seals.

A famous Puffin Cruise.
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AMBLE HARBOUR VILLAGE…………. In a fantastic location right on the harbour front, Amble Harbour Village consists of a seafood centre along with 15 small retail units selling a variety of arts, crafts, jewellery and food & drink as well as a redeveloped harbour front which will incorporate a sea-front pathway from the harbour to the marina.

The Harbour Village, Amble.

Some local history………… Amble grew in the nineteenth century as collieries were opened; and the newly built railway links to the Northumberland coalfields made the town a centre for the sea transport and export of coal. Prior to the development of the harbour, the town was “little more than a hamlet”, according to the architectural guides originally compiled by Nikolaus Pevsner. The principal local mineworkings were those at Broomhill and at Radcliffe.

My Experience……… I have spent around 3 hours there. Walkthrough the coastal path, Pier, and had my usual favorite fish and chips. Little town, very few people and the weather was very windy. Unfortunately, the wind was so high that it took away my Nike Red Hat to the sea. I wish someone could rescue it.. Seen some puffins.. For short recreational purposes students, families, and the elderlies can visit there. A wave of real peace and to hug the ocean. When you see the island you may feel to fly there. I have also noticed some people were fishing and some little children were catching Crabs.. It is our English heritage and we need to keep them alive and as natural as it is. So, I would request everyone if you visit there please do not leave anything there rather than your footprint in the beach. See the picture in the beach they have put. A nationwide lockdown is coming soon .. so you may keep it in your diary for a short visit as you are allowed to go out on some circumstances. My big suggestions will be to just be on your own and feel nature. this is where we will go back at the end of our journey.. Bless you, thanks for reading my blog…and be there for people and your community.. something good will happen in return..( My Mom)

My lost Hat…

According to new rules ( Published on 31/10/2020- You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household. Outdoor public places include: parks, beaches, countryside, public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments playgrounds

Picture gallery……All Photo was taken by my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. on 31/10/2020 at Amble.


Some information was gathered from various websites and Wikipedia and my own experiences. If you have further inquiries about visiting Amble please feel free to email me. abirking1988@gmail.com. Thanks again.” MD “

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