Historically Amble was involved with the coal mining nearby at Hauxley. From here
coal would leave aboard colliers. Timber which was needed in great amounts within the pits would be landed at
Coquet Island, just off the Amble coast has a lighthouse with connections going back to Grace
Darling and her family. You can take a boat trip over to the Island with puffin cruises. They say that there are over 40,000 nesting birds on
Coquet Island and some 400 residential grey seals.