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Seahouses, Northumberland

  Seahouses is arguably the busiest seaside tourist town in Northumberland. It attracts thousand's of tourists who flock to its scenic harbour, shops and the golden beaches around Seahouses. You can guarantee some of the best fish and chips anywhere and as you eat them watch the boats enter and leave the harbour.

 Centre of Seahouses..and the roundabout which every car has to go past!

Seahouses - centre

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 The harbour itself

Seahouses harbour

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and this picture conveys a little of the business side of the town. Note on the left the apartments which often are rented as holiday lets.

seahouses harbour

 and finally a short promotional video from Visit Northumberland

 Historical note: A short way to the south and you come to North Sunderland. There is a local legend that there was so much confusion with the Sunderland to the south of Newcastle that the part of the village which was along the coast was, appropriately renamed Seahouses.

A short way to the north and you can visit Preston tower. Here are the remains of an old Pele tower and you can get a good feel for the strength and endurance of these buildings.

Other local information.

Local website and guide to all that's on at Seahouses.See here.

A little inland are 5 nature reserves at West Fleetham. To quote from the NWT website

"A collection of five small sites in and around the small village of West Fleetham, near Seahouses. Two sites are not publicly accessible but the other three cover a range of habitats within this small area."