My first holiday was when I was just 5 months old to Beadnell in Northumberland, which is just down the coast from Seahouses.
We stayed in a fantastic cottage called Cuthbert’s Cottage. It was a new build but still oozed charm and character. It was also very reasonably priced.
The journey was quite long from Nottingham, but we stopped off at Newcastle on the way to break it up a little bit.
There isn’t much in Beadnell itself, but the cottage was a five minute walk from a fantastic beach, which was lovely and quiet in March when we went. It is dog friendly all year round and had plenty of room to run around.
We walked across the beach to Seahouses, which is about 6 miles. It is predominately along the beach, which means I was able to be off the lead for the majority of the walk.
The other beach (not to be missed) in Beadnell is Beadnell Bay which is a more to the right of the town. It is a horseshoe shaped bay and is the only west facing beach in the East of England, meaning you can take some fantastic sunset photos. It is also very sheltered so makes a great location for picnics, and again is dog friendly.
Another walk we went on was to Low Newton. The village is really quaint and is almost owned entirely by the National Trust. Because Low Newton is reasonably secluded it is rarely busy, and the expanse of sand is so vast that there is plenty of room to run around.
There is a small square of cottages literally on the beach and The Ship Inn in the centre, which is dog friendly, serves food, and has it’s own microbrewery. It is also dog friendly year round, which means I can run around off the lead. In fact, all bar one of Northumberland’s beaches are dog friendly, making it a great dog holiday location.
After all these long walks, I was really tired, and the holiday cottage was lovely and cosy- perfect for a well deserved snooze.
You can watch a video of my trip here:
I’m looking forward to going back again soon!