Check out the kite skills:
We are pretty spoilt for beaches here in the North East. From the vast expanse of Druridge Bay, to secluded spots like Sugar Sands or the all-action Tynemouth Longsands.
But one of my favourite all-rounders is Alnmouth. Parking practically on the beach almost feels like cheating, and is especially handy when it’s just me and the kids. I can keep nipping back to the car for the kite, ball, blanket, buckets, spades, rug, picnic, change of clothes, and the rest of the paraphernalia you bring to set up camp for the day.
Gazing out across the white sand and sea, you get that desert island feeling – but just a few minutes walk and you are in Alnmouth – with ice cream parlours, pubs, fish and chips and the glamourous but handy toilet facilities!
The walk round to the village takes you past fishing boats and keep going you will come to a lovely play park.
Or walk to the left and there is a great walk along the beach, up over the sand dunes and back to the car park.
Random fact: not one for the kids perhaps but Alnmouth is home to the UK’s most haunted hotel…
Read about The Schooner Hotel and its resident spirits here