Seahouses harbour has a long and illustrious history.
In the 1800s, it was used to export vast quantities of corn (over 1,000 tons in the summer of 1846) and limestone quarried in the local area. When corn and lime exports began to decline, the harbour became an important fishing hub, with huge numbers of boats using the harbour to land fish – particularly herring.
Commercial fishing from Seahouses harbour may have decreased over recent years, but the harbour is still a busy port, with boats regularly setting sail taking visitors over to the Farne Islands – a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers.
As you wait for your boat to take you to the Farnes, grab a coffee or an ice cream from The Harbour Tram and watch the world go by from one of the many benches, or look out for the resident eider ducks who can often be spotted in Seahouses harbour.
0.2 miles from
Old Salt Cottage