Coast and beaches in the North East
Head to the North East coast for a seaside stroll, dramatic landscapes and fascinating flora and fauna. From puffins on the Farne Islands to a historic lighthouse, there's plenty to see and do.
Find out what to see and do on a visit to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. Climb the lighthouse, explore the rock pools and discover this haven for wildlife.
Spot the rare Durham brown argus butterfly, stroll the England Coast Path, and explore beaches and wooded denes along a once-polluted stretch of coastline, now beautifully restored.
Head to Embleton and Newton Links to discover the 18th-century fishing hamlet of Low Newton, scramble across a natural rock harbour and sandy beach, and spot wildlife at Newton Pool Nature Reserve.
Find out what you might see when you take a boat trip around the Farne Islands, from wildlife such as puffins and grey seals, to centuries-old buildings including St Cuthbert's Chapel.
Walk along a coastal trail to explore the history of the ruined 14th-century fortress Dunstanburgh Castle, uncover volcanic secrets nearby and spot wildlife such as kittiwakes and oystercatchers.