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Notice: Landings by kayaks are restricted on the Farnes during the breeding season, for info email email@example.com
Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin.
It's also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn.
Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century.
There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse here, plus a visitor centre and easy access boardwalk.
Many of the islands hide underwater at high tide. Visitors pass lots of these inaccessible islets on boat trips - a short journey to a different world!
Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the best view of Bamburgh Castle and the Cheviot Hills you can ever have
At this time of year...
- We are now past the main breeding season
- There are still lots of birds around
- Arctic terns aren't pecking now, but still worth taking a hat
- Hats are available from our Seahouses shop!
- Staple Island is has now closed for the season but...
- Inner Farne is open 10.30 - 18.00
- Dolphins and porpoise have been spotted recently
- Check opening before you travel, the islands may have to close in bad weather
- There are no cash points or PDQ machines on the Islands
Looking after the North East coast
We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in our bit of the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands and the stunning sweep of Embleton Bay to the iconic castles of Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work