"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Seahouses

Seahouses is a large village on the North Northumberland coast in England. It is about 20 km north of Alnwick, within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Seahouses attracts many visitors, mainly from the north east area. However national and international tourists often come to Seahouses whilst visiting the Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Coast and the Farne Islands. Seahouses also has a working fishing port, which also serves the tourist trade, being the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands. From shops in the town and booths along the harbour, several boat companies operate, offering various packages which may include inter alia landing on at least one Farne, seeing seals and seabirds, and hearing a commentary on the islands and the Grace Darling story or scuba diving on the many Farnes Islands wrecks. Grace Darling's brother is buried in the cemetery at North Sunderland. He died in 1903, aged 84. The current Seahouses lifeboat bears the name Grace Darling.

The Seahouses Festival is an annual cultural event which began in 1999 as a small Sea Shanty festival. After a significant European Funding grant from the Leader+ programme, in 2005, it has grown into a more broadly based cultural celebration.

Between 1898 and 1951, Seahouses was the north-eastern terminus of the North Sunderland Railway. Independent until its final closure, it formed a standard gauge rail link between the village and Chathill Station on the East Coast Main Line (Wright, 1988). The site of Seahouses station is now the town carpark and the trackbed between village and North Sunderland is a public footpath.

Local authority: Northumberland County Council

OS Grid Reference: NU218322

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Things to see and do in and around Seahouses

  • The Bunker
  • The Bunker Crazy Golf
  • Marine Life Centre and Haunted Kingdom
  • Golden Gate Boat Trips
  • Farne Islands
  • Slate Hall Riding Centre
  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Grace Darling Museum
  • Preston Tower
  • Preston Tower

Tourist Information

Seahouses
Tourist Information Centre
Seafield Road Car Park
Northumberland
England
NE68 7SW

Phone 01289 301777
Email seahouses.tic@northumberland.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Thursday 21 September

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSE
Pressure 1008
Humidity 95%
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09:00


Chance of rain 21%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSE
Pressure 1008
Humidity 89%
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12:00


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 1008
Humidity 91%
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15:00


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WNW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 87%
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18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1012
Humidity 82%
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21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1014
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
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