Nautical about Newbiggin

Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

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

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

Immerse yourself in centuries of local history at the Maritime Centre on Church Point. From there, follow the art trail through the town 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.

Pause on Newbiggin beach to enjoy the sunshine and sea breeze whilst you 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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TThe Couple at Newbiggin by the Sea © Northumberland County Council
TTraditional Cobles on Newbiggin Beach © Northumberland County Council
TThe Couple at Sunset © Northumberland County Council
SSteps to Newbiggin Beach © Andrew Curtis
NNewbiggin Town Centre © Bill Henderson
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