Things to see and do at Embleton and Newton Links

Visitors making sandcastles on Embleton beach

With bountiful wildlife, wonderful beaches and beautiful walks, we've something to suit ever whim and outdoor desire.

Low Newton Square

An 18th-century fishing hamlet with cream-washed cottages and an historic pub set around a pretty village green

Newton Haven

Low Newton by the sea has a natural rock harbour and golden beach sheltered from the tides by an offshore reef. An excellent spot for marine wildlife and feeding shorebirds.

Newton Pool

Freshawater lagoon nature reserve just 87 yards (80 metres) from the shore. Newton Pool attracts a variety of wildlife to its scrub woodland, fen and open water habitats. Follow the path behind the village square to visit the bird hides.

Embleton Bay

With the backdrop of Dunstanburgh Castle, this fine sandy beach is one of the most spectacular in England. It's popular for paddling and gives some good surf conditions.


Crime writer Val McDermid has chosen our Newton Pool walk as her favourite in the country- see the walk at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively you could follow our one mile Newton Pool coastal walk
Download our one mile coastal walk (PDF / 0.466796875MB) download
You can also take curious minds along our easy Newton Pool Coastal Curiosities walk
Download the Low Newton Coastal Curiosities walk (PDF / 1.38671875MB) download

Don't miss

  • Quiet beaches for walks, sandcastles and surfing
  • Wildlife haven for seabirds, shorebirds and wildfowl
  • All-ability path to an easy access bird-viewing hide
  • Long history of fishing, farming and military defence
  • Newton Point coastal lookout holiday cottage with far-reaching views
  • Risemoor holiday cottage one minute from the beach