Welcome to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural
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 AONB.
Use the links below to find out more about the AONB and the work
of the AONB Partnership.
our Visitor Guide