Seahouses – Village and Holiday Destination
Seahouses lies on the Northumberland coast about 15 miles North-East of Alnwick. Seahouses is known as ‘The Gateway to the Farne Islands’ and as it is the largest of the local village resorts it is very popular with both locals and visitors for its shopping and entertainment amenities. The Village is centred around its harbour, where you will find fishing boats mixed with pleasure boats taking visitors over to the Farne Islands.
The harbour is also known as ‘North Sunderland Harbour’. North Sunderland is the original ‘Parish’ name deriving from ‘North Sutherlanland’ (the northland south of Bamburgh) going back to the ancient days when Bamburgh was capital of Northumbria.
The original ‘old harbour’ was extended in the late 1800’s in order to improve the local herring fishing and lime exporting industries leaving it’s iconic legacy of the Powderhouse overlooking the Harbour entrance (built to safely store the gunpowder needed for blasting the rocks for the ‘new’ Long Pier