The historic port of Amble is situated on the estuary of the River Coquet, nestled between Warkworth and Hauxley - just south of the Northumberland coastline Area of outstanding Natural beauty. Amble is an old fishing town that has retained it’s traditional high street, with a fantastic range of small, independent shops including butchers, bakers, and grocers, as well as gifts, clothing and much more. The town also benefits from a wide variety and exceptional quality of independent restaurants and cafes, not to mention the wonderful fish and chip shops and other take away outlets. There's a busy Sunday market held every week on the quayside, next to the new Harbour Village development. The views from the Harbour and quayside up the estuary towards the impressive Warkworth Castle, and towards the harbour, and out to sea, are spectacular!
There is also a wide variety of things to do and see in and around the town such as an indoor soft play, a swimming pool and gym, surfing, sailing, child outdoor play areas, boat trips, fishing, walks and cycle routes. The Puffin festival runs during the May half term week and there are various additional fun, shows, and activities going on throughout the town, all through the week.
It is a great base for visitors to the region as it is well positioned on the beautiful Northumberland coastline but just an hour or so drive inland to Kielder Forest or the Cheviot Hills. It is also just 15 minutes drive north to the popular town of Alnwick.
The harbour area at Amble boasts impressive views - inland to Warkworth and the picturesque castle, as well as along the estuary and out to sea.
There are also plenty of things to do and see in the harbour area such as boat trips with Puffin cruises, Kayaking, surfing lessons, and Fishing off the Pier and on fishing boat trips, as well as a great selcetion of places to eat and drink, and art/craft/gift shops to browse.
Castlemania (childrens indoor soft play on industrial eastate). www.castlemania-uk.com
Coquet Yacht Club (sailing and open to non-members (food & drink) - Fri eve & Sunday lunch) www.coquetyachtclub.org.uk
Northside Surf (Surf Lessons) - see website www.northside-surf-school.co.uk
Fishing (incl. sea fishing trips) - Booked from Angling Shop off Percy Street. www.amblefishing.com
Puffin Cruises (Boat trips from Harbour). www.puffincruises.co.uk
The Granary - Swimming pool, play area & The Storehouse (Amble Links Caravan Park). www.parkleisure.co.uk
Funworld Leisure - Amusements (Arcade, small children's rides, bouncy castle, trampolines)
The 'paddlers' play area (on land between Bay View and Sea View)
The 'welfare' play area (off B6345 near James Spence Calvert College)
The Braid (Grass public area for playing, dog walking, etc. & Marina)
Coquet Shorebase Trust - Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Power Boating, and Raft Building www.coquetshorebase.org.uk
The Pier (at end of Harbour)
Beaches - Little Shore , Island View, (nearby Warkworth beach and Hauxley - AONB)
Sunday Quayside Market (Outdoor - on Quayside between Harbour Village and Pier)
Amble Lifeboat Station is on the Harbour with 2 lifeboats - an Inshore lifeboat (D class), and an all weather lifeboat (Shannon class arrived end of last year). There is a dedicated group of volunteers who crew the boats and others who fundraise for the lifeboat. The lifeboat crew are all volunteers who have usual 'day jobs' but are on call night and day when required. They are given relevant training and equipment but their time is given freely. The lifeboat fundraisers also do a fantastic job raising the money to fund the lifeboat serivce and equipment. It is a vital service yet it needs these fantastic volunteers and kind donations from the public to continue. Please give generously to this great cause and support this amazing group of volunteers who save lives. There are many fundraising activities organised in Amble through the year and collection tins in local businesses throughout the town but you can also donate at the station situated on the quayside or online at...
The Old Boathouse Restaurant is a rustic bistro-style establishment on the Harbourside. It has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is a fantastic place to eat in fabulous surroundings. It offers a wide range of food and drink and as you'd expect from the location, some wonderful seafood dishes. Visit www.boathousefoodgroup.co.uk for more informtion and booking.
Zecca - Italian Restaurant (High Street)
Sea & Soil Bistro/restaurant (Queen St.)
The Old Storehouse (Links Rd)
The Harbour Fish bar (take away Fish & Chips on Harbour Rd)
The Quayside Chippy (takeaway & cafe on Leazes St)