Getting to Holy Island is always an adventure
To get here there is only one road and that is covered twice a day by the North Sea. About three miles of road can be covered by the tide but coming by car is still the easiest and most common way of visiting. Many visitors will attempt the Pilgrims Way, the ancient route across the sands marked by wooden posts. If you intend on walking this route and haven’t done so before, please contact someone at the Castle or the Island Heritage Centre.
Bus to Holy Island
Perryman's buses run the 477 service to Holy Island. Although not a regular service, this can be the best way to get to the Island if you do not have access to a car. When operating, the bus runs from Berwick to Holy Island with a return trip later in the day. The main Berwick to Newcastle bus calls at Beal garage, by the Holy Island junction, but does not come out to the Island.