Gull’s Eye Guide to Amble Marina

This Gull’s Eye Guide comes from Amble Marina, set on the banks of the River Coquet in the beautiful unspoilt Northumberland countryside.

The Marina houses 290 berths, 40 of which are dedicated to visitors. It would be advisable to call in first to check on availability, which is usually assured. However, if the Marina is full, The Coquet Yacht Club are the people to contact for information on alternative river mooring.

Due to its location, yachtsmen often overlook the harbour as a destination for active sailing. To many cruisers, this is in fact a blessing! It keeps the area quiet for visitors to happily enjoy the tranquil golden beaches, pristine coastlines and unspoilt harbours.

In this clip Allen Brunton, a local berth holder, compares the marina to one in the south and uses Amble Marina as a springboard for trips along the coast and to Norway.

Amble is exceptional for those who enjoy picturesque and interesting walks – white-sand beaches, ruins and wildlife are just a few of the things you can enjoy – including The Farne Islands, home to wildlife such as puffins and seals whilst ancient tumbledown castles provide a dramatic backdrop.

Highly recommended is a visit the ancient monastery and the castles of Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth.

If you fancy a trip on-land, don’t forget to visit Alnmouth; a pretty town an hour’s walk from Amble and, as the Northeast of England is known for its simple food and fine ales, a pub to visit on your travels would be to the Wellwood Arms. Or for the finest local pub experience it’s best to sail to Beadnell Bay and anchor off Low Newton. A row ashore takes you to a sandy beach with the popular ‘Ship Inn’ just a few hundred yards away.