Welcome to the Northumberland Coast
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
(AONB) is among the finest landscapes in the country.
The Northumberland Coast AONB was designated in 1958 and covers
39 miles of coast from Berwick to the Coquet estuary. Within this
stretch of coastline is some of the most dramatic coastal scenery
in the country.
The area is best known for its sweeping sandy beaches, rolling
dunes, high rocky cliffs and isolated islands. Amidst this
striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history,
covering 7,000 years of human activity. A host of
conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify
to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found in the
Use the links below to find out more about the AONB and the work
of the AONB Partnership.
Looking after the AONB
Northumberland Coast AONB
the Northumberland Coast AONB
our Visitor Guide
Awards for Excellence