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Farne Islands

National Nature Reserve home to an internationally important breeding colony of thousands of seabirds and grey seals.

Near Seahouses, Northumberland, For Sat Nav use NE68 7RQ

A group of visitors watching seabirds including puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Important notice

Please note - to land on the Farne Islands by private vessel, including sea- kayaks and yachts, please obtain a wristband from the NT trailer on Seahouses harbour before travelling. Landing is not permitted without one.

Planning your visit

Visitors on a boat trip from Seahouses to Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Booking your boat trip to the Farne Islands 

To sail around the Farne Islands, or land on Inner Farne you need to catch a boat from Seahouses harbour. It's recommended that you book your boat trip in advance. Read on to find out how to book and what to expect from your tour.

Ranger helping visitors out of a boat on to the Farne Islands, Northumberland

How to visit the Farne Islands responsibly 

We’ve put together some guidelines for you to follow to make sure the wildlife stays safe when you visit, plus tips for taking photos without disturbing the seabirds.

Visitor with dog at the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland

Visiting the Farne Islands with your dog 

Find out why dogs (including assistance dogs) aren't allowed on Inner Farne or Staple Island, and where else you can take your dog on the Northumberland Coast.

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