A walk along the beach from Seahouses to Bamburgh Lighthouse…..

Well it rained most of the night and into the morning but though still very grey, by lunchtime the wet stuff had moved on and at least it has cleared the mist! We popped in the car to a lay-by on the outskirts of Seahouses (all the car parks in the village are Pay & Display) and made our way across St Aiden’s dunes down to Seahouses Beach.A very different picture to yesterday and stretching much further than I imagined.The tide was fully in and the beach much busier with walkers (mindyou I wouldn’t have seen any walkers yesterday!). It was clear enough to see Inner Farne (one of the 20 odd Farne Islands).

After about a mile we clambered over some rocks and found ourselves on the lovely Bamburgh Beach.

Glimpses of the castle through the dunes, and then there she is….

Quite magnificent – beyond the castle the beach became much quieter and Poppydog was able to have a proper run around as we continued on to the end of the beach.

At the end of the beach we clambered up for a closer look at the small and less impressive Lighthouse, the day was by no means clear enough to see Longstone Lighthouse.

And not exactly the White Horse or Lion but hey!….

Beyond the Lighthouse the shore becomes rocky for awhile until the next beach visible beyond the crashing waves.

At this point we followed the footpath inland with a last look along the beach.

Then we wandered around the outside of the castle….

And walked back along the roadside footpath – about 7.5 miles.

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