The Northumberland coast is popular with residents and visitors alike; many who holiday in the area often choose to buy a second home in order to enjoy the area more regularly. Due to this popularity there is often competition to secure a coastal property for sale in Northumberland when it becomes available to buy.
The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty running along 64 km of coastline between Berwick Upon Tweed and the Coquet Estuary. It’s designation ensures the protection and preservation of the natural beauty.
Whether you are considering buying a property as your main residence or as a holiday home there are several locations which are particularly sought after places to live.
Bamburgh property for sale
Bamburgh is a popular coastal village, known for its sandy beach, castle, coastal walks and picturesque setting. The village itself is very pretty and has an array of shops and places to eat and drink including the award-winning Potted Lobster. There is also an 18-hole golf course in Bamburgh.
There are many period properties on offer in and around Bamburgh, many boasting views of Bamburgh Castle and out to sea. The village is small and property rarely becomes available to buy, especially the most desirable ones such as many of the homes located on The Wynding.
Properties in Beadnell
Located just south of Bamburgh the small village of Beadnell is another sought after location on the east coast. Beadnell Bay is a very popular beach the crescent shape meaning it is largely protected from the elements. Beadnell also has a small quay from which traditional cobbles still fish for sea trout and wild salmon.
Whilst property in Beadnell is limited due to the size of the village there are many hamlets and villages nearby that are equally as desirable such as Ellingham.
Coastal homes in Alnmouth
Alnmouth is a small, bustling village which has a large sandy beach which is exceptionally popular with visitors and residents alike. The village has a range of amenities including several places to eat and drink along with a village shop and post office. The village was named one of the ‘best places to live by the sea’ by The Times in 2017.
Property in Alnmouth is mainly made up of period stone terraced houses and Victorian villas which boast views over the river and estuary. Alnmouth is also ideal for accessibility with the A1 nearby and Alnmouth train station offering direct services to Newcastle, York, Edinburgh and London.
Set further inland, the market town of Alnwick offers a wide choice of amenities along with attractions such as Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden. For some the ability to reach the coastline easily is the main appeal along with having ready access to a large selection of services and shops – Alnwick would work well if this is the type of location you are looking for.
Warkworth: Property for sale near the coast
The village of Warkworth is situated about one mile from the coast in a loop of the River Coquet. Warkworth has a well-preserved medieval castle which stands over the village. The area is popular with visitors for its historic buildings, location on the River Coquet and the proximity to the coast.
Warkworth is not only very picturesque, being encircled by the river, there are also many places to eat and drink and several useful shops. Many of the most attractive period properties in the village center are listed buildings. On the outskirts of the village you can find stone built, historic cottages along with newly built homes.
Houses in Amble for sale
The small town of Amble is located at the mouth of the River Coquet, in recent years the town has seen much regeneration with development on the marina and quayside and many new homes have been built. The harbor village development has drawn many people into the area.
From the beaches of Amble you can see the Coquet Island which is an important nature reserve for birds. Known to be home to many puffins, the island is also home to the largest colony of the roseat tern in Britain. Whilst members of the public are not permitted to venture onto the island there are boat tours which operate in the summer months allowing visitors to see the islands inhabitants.
Property in Berwick Upon Tweed
Just 3 miles from the Scottish border, Berwick Upon Tweed is at the most northerly tip of Northumberland. The town has an array of amenities including many shops and places to eat and drink, including several independent shops on Bridge Street and West Street.
Elegant Georgian properties can be found in Berwick Upon Tweed especially around the town centre and also larger detached period homes on the fringes. There are also many properties which have stunning views of the River Tweed, or over the town and out to sea.
Many families choose to live in Berwick Upon Tweed, not only is there a lot to enjoy in and around the town there are excellent leisure facilities and good schooling options both state and private at Longridge Towers School.
Berwick Upon Tweed is around 60 miles from Newcastle to the south and Edinburgh to the North, with both being accessible by car or train.
Buying a property by the sea in Northumberland
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