Nautical about Newbiggin

Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

Visit historic Newbiggin by the sea, a fascinating mix of heritage, regeneration and art with the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture in the sea.


An ancient fishing village where women folk still ceremonially pull the boats from the sea and home to the UK’s oldest operational boathouse, Newbiggin is fast becoming Northumberland’s most contemporary seaside town.

Lose yourself in the local art trail including stone carvings, ceramic panels, stained glass window and sculptures portraying tales from the sea. Stroll down Northumberland’s longest promenade admiring ‘The Couple’; a 12.5m high sea sculpture.

Immerse yourself in centuries of maritime history at the Heritage Centre, or simply relax in one of the local pubs or cafes soaking up the atmosphere and fresh sea air.

Newbiggin beach was recently recharged with 500,000 tonnes of new sand, making it the ideal spot to pull up a deck chair and enjoy the sunshine on a summer’s day.  Look out for the traditional flat bottomed Northumberland coble fishing boats dotted along the shores –designed specifically for sandy shallow beaches.

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