Things to do in Seahouses
When visiting Seahouses, you’ll be taken aback by its beauty. A fairly large village on the coast, Seahouses boasts a pretty harbour and postcard-worthy streets of stone cottages. It’s situated in Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!
Play crazy golf at The Bunker
A trip to a seaside town is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills in crazy golf. You’ll find The Bunker on Seafield Road in Seahouses. It offers exactly what you’d expect -traditional, old-fashioned crazy golf fun. Brilliant for a sunny day!
You'll be able to get around the course in an hour or two on a busy day. Plus, if you fancy a bite to eat, there are snacks available at the chip shop nearby. If you’ve got little ones, there’s even a soft play area indoors here, too!
Buy traditional smoked kippers at Swallowfish
Swallowfish might be one of the oldest businesses in Seahouses. It was established in 1843!
Today, they smoke fish in exactly the same way as they always did. Being a working harbour village, Seahouses is famous for its fish, so pop into town to buy some delicious smoked kippers or salmon, smoked with traditional oak sawdust.
Fancy a fresh fish supper? Buy fresh fish here too, ready to take back to the park for dinner later on. Or why not opt for one of their homemade pies or kedgeree you can cook yourself?
Gifts at The Puffin’s Burrow
The aptly named ‘The Puffin’s Burrow’ (thanks to the cute little burrow nests on the nearby Farne Islands) is a quaint craft and gift shop.
It’s full to the brim with locally made products such as aprons, books, art, and prints. The friendly owners will be happy to show you around, whether you fancy trying a new craft yourself or you’re buying gifts for everyone back home. You'll find it straight opposite Lewis's fish restaurant on Main Street.
Traditional fun at the amusements
Right next door to The Puffin’s Burrow you'll find the amusement arcade for some traditional seaside fun. Grab some coppers from the kiosk for the machines - you’ll need them for the 2p pushers.
Or, if you want to try something a little more high-octane, there are tons of arcade video games and even virtual reality! You’ll easily spend a couple of hours here having old-fashioned fun. Maybe you’ll even win yourself a prize or two?
There are plenty of facilities and amenities nearby, too. Just make sure to save some change for lunch.
Boat trips in Seahouses
Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours
What better way to enjoy the seaside than from the water? The skippers sail the catamarans called Serenity I, II, III, and IV for trips multiple times a day. You’ll be pleased to know that all boats have wheelchair access so everyone can enjoy the water.
Set sail and spot seals lolling on the beach, jolly little puffin pairs, and many other seabirds throughout the year. A popular trip is a sail around the Farne Islands. It takes about 1.5 hours and dogs are welcome aboard.
Tours depart several times a day between April and October. Just remember to wrap up warm and have a camera handy for those photo opportunities!
If you and your family are looking for unique things to do in Seahouses, look no further than a fishing trip. Even if you haven’t quite got your sea legs, the fishermen Matty and Craig at Unity Fishing will be glad to show you the ropes!
With zero experience, you’ll go out on a boat and learn the very basics of fishing. On your journey, expect to see some seals splashing around in the water. Maybe you’ll even come away with a haul of your very own fresh-caught mackerel?
You’ll need to book this trip in advance, but it’s well worth it for the memories alone.
Walks around Seahouses
Seahouses Pill Box and Beach
Distance: 3 miles
This is a popular walk in Seahouses among hikers, runners, and walkers. Starting at Seahouses, you’ll walk out to the ruined pill box and back again. On your journey, you’ll get to spot seals relaxing on the beach in the warmer weather, with plenty of countryside surrounding you.
Just watch out for the tide times, as it comes in quite high and your feet may get wet!
Seahouses to Beadnell
Distance: 6 miles
Along the Sunderland Coast Path, you can walk between Seahouses to Beadnell. It’s a pretty area where you’ll see lots of sand dunes, rugged shorelines, and wildflowers like the Dog Rose. Follow the path through this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you’ll reach Beadnell Harbour. When you’re ready, come back along the path the way you came. As the ground can be uneven, make sure to wear comfy walking shoes and pack a waterproof, just in case!