Local Area Information

Our Coastline

The North Northumberland coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with over 60 miles of rugged cliffs, beautiful Islands and towering sand dunes. Our beaches are uncrowded and second to none in the UK

Just a stone’s throw from the historic market town of Alnwick, the picturesque fishing village of Seahouses is situated within Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only three and a half miles from the iconic Bamburgh Castle. Best known for its working fishing port, the UK’s oldest operating smokehouse and close proximity to the unspoiled Farne Islands, Seahouses is a much-loved seaside destination for visitors from far and wide

Davarr is conveniently located within a short walk of two stunning beaches. To the North the beach leads towards Bamburgh and to the  South  is Beadnell. Closer to home is the delightful Seahouses Harbour which is home to the pleasure craft who offer trips to The Farnes and Holy Island and working sea fairing fishing boats.

Main Street is a very short walk where you will find an assortment of cafés, restaurants and food shops, a well-stocked  Coop supermarket, an excellent bakery,  wonderful local butcher, chemist, post office and a selection of craft and gift shops.

There are also 3 fish and chip shops, two Indian restaurants and a Chinese Take away and Pizzeria.

Places to Explore

Our Hills & Valleys

With the Cheviot Hills nestled within the UK's most spectacular Northumberland National Park, there is something for everyone. Magnificent waterfalls, beautiful scenic walking and for those who love their history, a myriad of castles and country houses.You’ll be spoiled for choice. Our breath-taking coastline in and around Seahouses is packed with mighty castles, quaint villages and stunning beaches which a wonderful in all seasons.


So many of our visitors come for the wildlife around our shores. Boat trips to the Farne Islands run daily from Seahouses harbour ( dependent on the weather) The Farnes are home to  an estimated 150,000 seabirds including puffins and arctic terns during the breeding season. On your trip you will see grey seals who bask in the sunshine on the Islands’ rocky outcrops. You may also be treated to a show of bottlenose dolphins on your trip.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne can be visited by boat or by driving across the causeway. You must check the tide times or you may lose your car and get a lift home on a Lifeboat.  In addition to the impressive castle and Heritage Centre it is home to several internationally important species of wildfowl and wading birds who  can be seen on the tidal mudflats, salt marshes and dunes that form the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

History all around you

Northumberland has more castles than and other county in England. Bamburgh and Alnwick are probably the most well known and preserved but the ruin of Dunstanburgh stands majestically on the headland near Craster. Cragside near Rothbury is a must see location.

Alnwick is just 12 miles from Seahouses, where you’ll find the famous Alnwick Garden, Barter Books ( the largest second hand bookshop in the world). Aln Railway to name but a few.

One thing is for certain you will not be short of things to do and see.