The seaport of Amble lies on the windswept Northumberland coast, facing the North Sea, at the mouth of the River Coquet. During the 1930s, it became known at ‘the friendliest port’ after the town’s council sent RMS Mauretania the message, ‘Still the finest ship on the seas’, and they replied with greetings to ‘the last and friendliest port in England’. With its graceful harbour, marina and sandy beaches on its doorstep, it is a wonderful holiday destination. Self-catering holidays in Amble are popular among water sports enthusiasts, thanks to the excellent range of activities available at the marina, including sailing and kayaking. Fishing in the sea and river is also popular, and the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island lies just off the coast, where thousands of seabirds and a colony of seals can be seen. Several companies provide boat trips to the island from the marina.
Coquet Cottage blends sleek modern touches with dark, rich antique décor in a traditional mid-terrace cottage in Amble-by-the-Sea. The stone-walled, pet-free, seaside cottage features a regal master bedroom with heavy wooden furniture and an ultra-modern single room, by the coast in Northumberland.
On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Amble, you will find a number of restaurants serving delicious seafood fresh from the harbour. Quayside Chippie and Zecca are both local favourites. There are a number of cosy old pubs in the town centre, including The Wellwood, where a fine selection of Northumberland ales and good food can be enjoyed. A visit to Spurreli Ice Cream in the Marketplace is also highly recommended. Explore the maze of narrow streets behind the harbour and you will discover a variety of independent shops. There are also a couple of small supermarkets in the town centre, conveniently located for visitors staying in holiday cottages in Amble. The town’s fine historic architecture includes Victorian terraces and the graceful church of St Cuthbert, built in 1870. Amble is 15 miles from Morpeth and nine miles from Morpeth. It is easily accessible by public transport, with regular buses to Newcastle and Alnwick.