You’ve decided that you’re going to Northumberland for a holiday. You’ve made such a good choice. Then you’ve decided that you’re going camping in Northumberland. That’s another really good choice, you know, getting back to nature and everything. Then, you’ve decided that you’re going on a camping trip to Beadnell. JACKPOT!
You won’t regret it, and here’s why.
Yep, for you beach lovers out there, you only have to walk a minute across the road and the beach is right there. It’s perfect for those early morning walks, lazy evenings on the sand, and there’s also plenty of opportunity for rockpooling!
I imagine the sunrises are gorgeous too, what with Beadnell being on the east coast, but the sunsets are lush. In the summer the evening, light shines on the beach and drenches it in a golden glow. I swear it’s so pretty.
It’s right on the coast so it’s to be expected I guess. Just make sure you pitch your tent so it’s sheltered and take a coat for those late night trips to the loo!
The showers and toilets and Beadnell Bay campsite are so lovely. They’re always clean, dry, and most importantly, warm! I don’t know about you but there’s nothing worse than a cold toilet, especially when you’re camping.
You don’t have to go far for a bit of good grub in Beadnell. Take a 10 minute walk into the village and there’s Saltwater Café – which I can highly recommend by the way – or the Craster Arms, a pub serving up all kinds of delicious food. Even if you don’t fancy leaving the campsite there’s an onsite van serving fish and chips in the evening and a glorious selection of brekkie food in the morning. There’s plenty of hot drinks too to help you thaw out if it’s been a cold night!
The location of Beadnell is second to none if you’re doing a few days in Northumberland. It’s just down the road from Seahouses where you can catch the ferry over to the Farne Islands, and Bamburgh and Craster are no more than 20 minutes away from the campsite. Lindisfarne is just up the road from Bamburgh too so that’s another spot within easy reach of Beadnell. For Alnwick, to visit the Castle and the Gardens, it’s about 30 minutes in the car and The Northumberland National Park is a little further afield but definitely doable as a daytrip if planned well.
Okay, if you’ve got to buy all the camping gear maybe it doesn’t work out too cost effective but borrow a tent from somewhere, or bring your own, and you can bed down from £17pp a night. That’s awesome right? I know camping sometimes isn’t practical, and it’s not for everyone, but get some good sleeping bags, or a couple of duvets, a nice blow up mattress, a couple of board games and you’re pretty much set. Plus you get to spend the money you’ve saved on doing stuff and enjoying good food!
Have you ever been on a camping trip to Beadnell before? Tell me in the comments below if you’re going camping soon or if you’ve been camping recently!