Alnmouth is one of the most stunning small towns along the Northumberland coast, which is characterised by gaily painted houses that sit along the north bank of the River Aln and overlooking Alnmouth Bay.
Surrounded by fine sandy beaches, Alnmouth is a popular choice for both surfers and kite surfers, who can regularly be seen riding the waves. South of the river is ideal for those looking for more wilderness landscapes, where there is a deserted beach that lies between Alnmouth and Warkworth.
During your visit to Alnmouth, we recommend taking a visit to the quaint museum – The Ferryman’s Hut, which is thought to be the smallest museum in the country. Until the 1960s this mini-museum was used by ferrymen rowing passengers back and forth across the Aln.
Wildlife is in abundance in Alnmouth, which is a keen spot for birdwatchers who frequent here, particularly as they head out towards Cocquet Island, which falls within the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to watch a variety of rare birds and wild species.
Along the Alnmouth Way, many cyclists enjoy the Castles Cycle Route, whilst walking enthusiasts regularly head along the St Oswald’s Way and North Sea Trail.