If you crave the wide open views, close-knit community feel and charming attractions of a coastal location, but with a major UK city within commutable distance, Amble could be for you. Perched at the southern end of the Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty, Amble is a pretty port village with so much to offer new home buyers. From the numerous eateries and attractions along the quaint harbour front, to the great range of shops along the main shopping street, to the nearby beauty spots and convenient transport links, Amble could be your perfect location to start a new life in the North East.
Fabulous local amenities
You’ll find all the shops you need for daily essentials in Amble, including a Co-op, Tesco Express, pharmacy and bank. On top of that there’s a fantastic range of independent shops and hospitality businesses, including delightful boutiques and cafes along the harbour front. Amble Village Harbour Market is popular among tourists and locals, selling local produce among other items.
For more shops and amenities Morpeth and Ashington are both less than half an hour away, while the popular seaside town of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is also within easy reach. For the ultimate shopping day you could make the 30-mile journey down to Newcastle upon Tyne.
Enjoy the outdoors
Living in Amble is all about embracing the stunning natural surroundings. The harbour is the perfect place for a stroll and there are lots of scenic coastal paths that you can access from the town – or, for a beach day out, make the 6-minute drive down to unspoilt Low Hauxley Beach.
Heading north up the coast from Amble you’ll find the lovely coastal village of Alnmouth and its beach; travel further still to explore the dramatic cliffs, sandy coves and stunning footpaths of the AONB.
With a nursery, two primary schools and a secondary school in Amble, children of all ages are catered for. There’s also a range of activities for them to enjoy, such as the popular Castlemania Indoor Adventure Play.
Handy transport links
Amble is located just off the A1068, which connects several towns along the coastline. The A1 is around 11 miles away, running south to Newcastle and north all the way to Edinburgh (2 hours away). For rail travel, the nearest station is just over 6 miles away in Alnmouth, where you’ll find convenient links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London.