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On The Beach

(Ref. 7079)

Spittal near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • sea (26)
  • lovely (25)
  • location (22)
  • views (21)
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57 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this modern comfortable property."

    Comfortable beds & sofas and a well equipped kitchen plus a lovely hot shower, but the best bit was a full length window overlooking the sea, we saw lots of marine life, and within minutes we could stroll along the promenade or beach with our dog. Milk, bread, tea, coffee & biscuits were a lovely welcome touch, and the property was clean and in an excellent condition. The owners were very helpful and we would highly recommend this property for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "On the beach is amazing."

    The views are breathtaking and we even got to see the dolphins! The apartment is equipped with everything you need. It is spotlessly clean. The lovely owners had left biscuits, milk and fresh rolls, which we were so grateful for after a long journey. A lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stunning view of the north sea."

    Bring binoculars for views of dolphins. The most relaxing holiday you could imagine.

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Jul 2023

  • "It’s our second visit."

    Lovely flat, great views, very clean.

    Reviewed by Emilia Mary5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely break here."

    So relaxing in this perfect location. Would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you want to stay somewhere cosy, with views of the beach and the sound of waves, then maybe you don't need to look any further than here."

    This isn't the biggest property you're likely to stay in, the kitchen isn't huge and it's fairly tight at the entrance, but these are small inconveniences. The view is wonderful and the hosts are welcoming. We loved our week there and look forward to getting back.

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful flat with spectacular views of the sea, very cosy & lovely walks nearby."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just spent a wonderful week at On the Beach with out two young grandchildren and cocker spaniel."

    We highly recommend this property, it was very comfortable and cosy with everything we could possibly need. The view from the window and immediate access to beautiful Spittal Beach was incredible. We will return!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had an absolutely amazing week in this gorgeous, spacious property."

    That window is beyond expectations, the photos don't do it justice. We saw dolphins every day and had some lovely walks, including trips to Holy Island and Bamburgh. The communication from the owners was exceptional and the property was very clean. I'm sure we will be back in the future, I miss it already!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location overlooking the sea."

    Very clean and well equipped. Owners answered query promptly

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great week here."

    The apartment was spotless when we arrived. The welcome pack with tea/coffee/milk/rolls etc was a bonus. A compact but well equiped kitchen. It is a brilliant location for anyone with young kids or dogs. Only a few steps from a huge sandy beach. We saw dolphins from the window twice. There is ample free parking. It is at the end of the street with no through road so it is very quiet. At night the only sound is the waves on the shore. Plenty facilities nearby and it is close to the A1 for longer day trips in Northumberland or over the border in Scotland. We regularly use self catering apartments in Scotland or northeast England and would rate the combination of the location and the quality of the property as being as good as anywhere we have been.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything was as advertised."

    Top marks for cleanliness comfort ect. The views were stunning. My only problem was that there was renovation work being carried out in the house next door, where drilling and hammering could be heard from 9 till 5. Hopefully the work will be completed soon and this won't be an issue for anyone else. However it did take the shine of what would have been a brilliant stay, for us.

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is very clean and tidy."

    Could not fault it. The location is good, the view from the window is beautiful and the sea is so peaceful and calming. We was even lucky to sea several dolphins from the window.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely love this property."

    Just sitting on the sofa watching the sea, spotting seals and dolphins. Not to mention it's ideally located for walking in both directions and a short distance from a number of stunning tourist attractions. The property had everything we needed and was really comfortable, we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2022

  • "Delightful apartment."

    Very cosy. Compact but contained everything we needed. Lovely and clean. Beautiful views from the window, of the tide coming in and out that I could have watched all day. Ideal for coastal walks and a great location for visiting numerous nearby tourist locations. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "On the beach ticked every box for me, location is quiet with stunning views, it’s comfortable modern well maintained and very very clean."

    Communication with the owner is very good but not pestered and left alone to enjoy your stay. I would and will highly recommend on the beach to anyone looking for a short break or longer holiday and I will definitely be booking to come again in the future…

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous relaxing holiday at 'On the Beach' apartment."

    I would totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful sea views, pristine accommodation, close to all amenities and very helpful and friendly owners. Can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "A spotlessly clean and comfortable property."

    Great location

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay with beautiful views of the coastline,great location to ..."

    Wonderful place to stay with beautiful views of the coastline,great location to visit the many sites and attractions all within easy reach , On the Beach is certainly on the beach and a short drive into Berwick, very comfortable stay with everything provided and it was very clean and tidy, would definatley return at the drop of a hat Thank You we loved it

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Incredible location with a superb view."

    The accommodation was spotless and had been recently modernised. We really enjoyed our time time here and would definitely return. The owners were really welcoming and it was nice to have some bread, coffee, milk etc on arrival. ( even some gravy bones were left for the dogs). The shower was powerful & hot which is always important to us. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Jan 2022

  • "Fab apartment with everything you need for a comfortable stay, wonderful location, on the beachfront with amazing views and ideal for exploring the area."

    Lovely hosts, excellent communication

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    VERY clean, provided everything we needed, with amazing views. cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely flat , very clean and well equipped."

    We were greeted with a lovely welcome pack Amazing view of the sea from the living and we saw dolphins. Great location for exploring Northumberland and having walks along the beach. Would fully recommend this property

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ideal base for exploring."

    The flat was comfortable and clean, lovely view of the sea from sitting room window and Berwick not far away .

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you love the sea, this is the place to stay."

    Watch dolphins from the window. Lovely apt. Clean, well equipped, warm, comfortable. Friendly owners. Dog friendly. Perfect really, for a get away. And walk down the prom for ice creams. Only downside - not suitable for people with severe mobility difficulties. 1 min walk from car parking and stairs to apt.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, despite the cold, changeable weather."

    The location is really good. The sea view is really good. The place was lovely and clean, and the owners were very helpful via text.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "The best holiday place!"

    ! Great accommodation!! Awesome location!! Very friendly and attentive hosts !! Will be back as soon as we can!!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "The view from the apartment is stunning, can't find any faults."

    Lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our second time and we will be back."

    The best view ever

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2020

  • "This flat is perfect for chilling out, amazing views of the sea from the big picture window, very calming."

    A stroll along the promenade outside taking in the fresh sea air is a tonic in itself. A lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely and comfortable apartment."

    Be aware there is a staircase leading to it and a short walk to the car. Car can be parked where it can be seen. We did have neighbours with a barking dog but it wasn't noisy at night. Such a fabulous view it was difficult to leave each day. Especially when a pod of bottlenose dolphins visited. To have the sea so close was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, great location."

    Only slight negative is the on street parking a short distance away which means ferrying stuff back and forth to car particularly on arrival and departure.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing views out to sea & across to Holy Island."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely flat, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Of course the location is the outstanding feature. We watched the sun come up each morning with delight.

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a very pleasant area and relaxing."

    You could do as much or as little as you wanted.Beautiful sun rises and Dolphins,seals,gannets,cormorants and oyster catchers were spotted.All in all very envigorating and sad to leave. Mrs Metcalfe.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2019

  • "A brilliant location on the front at Spittal with easy access to Berwick and surrounds."

    Wildlife viewed through the large window were, dolphins, Gannets, Terns,Osprey.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2019

  • "The place was kept very clean and tidy and smelt fresh too - always a concern when places allow pets."

    The beach access couldn't have been easier and it's a great place for kids since the road is behind the house (nothing between the front door and the sea except a pedestrian only promenade and beach).

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2019

  • "So lovely to wake to the sound of the sea each day."

    Very comfortable beds. Such a lovely location for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a perfect holiday."

    I loved being so close to the sea. The views are out of this world. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely flat with a view to die for."

    Very conveniently situated for local bus into Berwick. Lovely part of the country with very friendly people.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful location with superb sea view."

    Extremely helpful owners. Every thing we could ask for.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Apr 2019

  • "The flat directly overlooked the sea, which was ever changing and mesmeric to watch."

    It was warm, very clean and comfortable. Spittal itself is a very clean place with lovely flowers around, members of the local community work hard as volunteers to provide this. Berwick is walkable, a short drive or a bus ride from the flat and is stuffed with history! Walk around the walls or along the river, the views are stunning wherever you look.. Edinburgh is 45 minutes on the train or a driveand we’ll worth a trip out. On a practical level there are plenty of supermarkets and small independent shops as well as the usual high street outlets.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfect! Two things combine to make for an exceptional holiday: the accommodation and the location."

    Accommodation. On the Beach is an exceptional apartment. Very clean and comfortable and everything is of such a high standard. The owners are so friendly and can't do enough to make sure your stay is memorable. Despite blustery weather outside the flat was lovely and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are extremely comfortable. Wonderful falling asleep with the sound of the sea outside. Location. It couldn't be better and provides for all needs. If you enjoy walking then no need for a car as it is on the Coastal Path. A short walk along the cliff path takes you on to some amazing and beautiful beaches. Alternatively, walking into Berwick and picking the coastal path North to Scotland is equally spectacular with the cliff top scenery. Berwick is a town full of character. I was able to enjoy some lovely cafe and pub food. Most important for me there are a lot of dog-friendly places. A car will allow you to explore the rest of Northumberland, which is breathtakingly beautiful. Alternatively, Edinburgh is only a 40min train ride away. At the end of the day, it is wonderful just to sit back in the apartment with a cup of tea looking out on to the beach. What more can you ask for!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Second time at this first floor apartment."

    Clean and comfortable. Although it was early February we were never cold as the electric heating was extremely effective. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Feb 2019

  • "The location of "On The Beach" is great and perfect for long walks, either along the miles of wonderful and near deserted beaches or into Berwick."

    The flat was comfortable, warm and very clean. Fast WiFi and smart tv for entertainment. Well equipped, though we would have liked larger towels, i.e. bath sheets, to have been provided. Communication with the owners via text was excellent. All in all a thoroughly good experience.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2018

  • "The apartment had everything we needed, was beautifully clean and was lovely and warm."

    Being so close to the sea was fantastic.

    Reviewed by j5.0Dec 2018

  • "I came to this apartment just over two months ago and immediately rebooked this break on my return - says it all."

    As a frequent visitor to Northumberland, I am so pleased to have found this place to stay. It is perfect. It is spotlessly clean, contains everything that you could possibly need, and is so cosy and comfortable. The owners are most friendly and helpful. My dog absolutely loves the place - straight out of the front door and on to the beach, what more could a dog ask for. I can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2018

  • "This holiday flat is on the promenade - fantastic views, and the beach literally on your doorstep."

    Great food shopping 5 mins away in Spittal - reliable bus service from back of flat to Spittal and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Easy to access A1 to travel north or south. Cosy, clean flat with everything you could possibly need. Defo want to go back

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful apartment, right on the promenade with huge picture window giving you an ever changing view of the sea."

    Everything you could need was there, it was spotless and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2018

  • "The apartment is exceedingly clean and comfortable."

    Everything that is needed has been supplied, from washing up liquid, t-towels to kitchen foil etc. I have stayed in many holiday cottages and apartments - this is now top of my list! The view from the window is outstanding, it was so relaxing to hear the sound of the ocean. As a dog owner, it was fantastic to go straight out of the front door and on to the beach with the dog. I don't think he will forgive me for bringing him home. Spittal itself is a good location from which to explore the rest of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It is an area of the world I know very well and I am delighted to have found this wonderful apartment as a base. Needless to say, I have already booked to go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "It's difficult where to start!"

    The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable, and the owners very helpful and welcoming. Beautiful sea views from the lounge and bedroom, and so lovely to fall asleep listening to the waves!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant views from front room and bedroom window of beach, sea and also dolphins nearly every day ."

    Couldn't fault any part of the holiday even the weather was good .

    Reviewed by Linda Ann5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything about on the beach apartment was absolutely perfect."

    Every area of this apartment was tastefully decorated & exceptionally clean. The beds were so comfortable & the owners had catered for our every need throughout. The kitchen is so well equipped with a decent oven, hotplate, microwave, washer & even a dishwasher! Everything you could ever possibly need for cooking during your stay was there and very clean. The bathroom has a lovely large walk in shower with great water pressure ( be careful with the setting as the water can be very hot). It also has a double fronted cupboard where you will find the ironing board & iron. Over the sink you will find a mirror with shelf & over the toilet is a heated towel rail. All in all a large beautiful bathroom. The master bedroom has a lovely wooden sleigh bed in and has 2 double fronted wardrobes & 2 bedside cabinets with lamps upon them. From this room you look out onto the beach with absolutely amazing views. The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds in and a double fronted wardrobe. The view from this window overlooks the garden below and the place where the bus does its turn around. Again this bedroom was a very good size. The living room has 2 comfy sofas, 2 matching buffets, a tv & a table with 4 chairs. The room has a large window which even when seated you see the beach & the dolphins swimming by, we were in absolute awe each time they swam past! This apartment was a truly diamond find! We just can't say enough fabulous things about it

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2018

  • "Easy to book, well explained, holiday home was better than expected, will be using Sykes again."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2018

  • "31-3-18 We had the most relaxing week at On The Beach such a beautiful cosy flat decoratated to high standard."

    Cleanliness throughout flat was imaculate . The owners had left lots of little touches. Fresh Cut flowers on table . Tea coffee milk biscuits.. Whereby they thought of everything for the flat ,and we felt deep gratitude towards them. The views from the windows with the waves crashing were mesmerising . Hope to be back soon highly recommend On The Beach thankyou Karen Wilson

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic location."

    Immaculate property. We needed a break to recharge our batteries and On The Beach was perfect to do just this. Will definitely re book! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jan 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with power shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living with dining area
  • Note: Secure cycle storage available if requested prior to arrival
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking behind property
  • Front lawn with a bench
  • Up to two small or one medium well-behaved pets welcome (sorry, no large dogs)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk, beach less than 1 minute walk
  • Note: 14 steps up to property
  • Secure cycle storage (on request prior to arrival)

The property

A crisp, modern apartment sat on the beach at Spittal Promenade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, in Northumberland.

The incredible seaside location and homely living area make this a great stay for couples or friends to come and experience this excellent area of England.

Step off of the promenade and up to this stylish first floor apartment.

Be instantly greeted by the charming master bedroom to your left, it provides a comfortable bed, fitted wardrobes and the most delightful views towards the nearby sea.

Adjacent to the master bedroom is a lovely twin room, similarly decorated.

In the centre of the apartment sits a stunning living dining room with comfortable seating and a Smart TV, perfect to put your feet up and relax after a long day of exploring the area.

As well as viewing Freeview channels, you can bring your personal Netflix password and you’ll soon be connected to your favourite TV.

The kitchen is compact yet well-equipped with classy fixtures and fittings and integrated appliances.

The interior of this lovely apartment is complete with a spacious walk-in shower room.

There is no better start to the day than a morning coffee with a view, make the most of your front lawn with the delightful site of the promenade and sea beyond where dolphins, seals and numerous seabirds make regular appearances.

Spittal is a delightful coastal town, it offers a good selection of shops and pubs as well as the beautiful beach.

The Northumberland Coastal Path passes a few yards from On the Beach’s front door, with National Cycle Route One just to the rear of the property.

The historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is a short drive or half an hour’s stroll away and makes a wonderful day trip with its great range of amenities and activities for everybody to enjoy.

The Highlights of the beautiful Northumberland Coast are within easy reach by car or public transport.

Indeed, Holy Island can be seen from the property’s magnificent picture window and is only a 20 minute car ride away, with Bamburgh just a little further down the coast.

The property is also on the edge of the unspoilt countryside of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

On The Beach is a brilliant apartment in an idyllic location.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 1 mile; Alnwick 29 miles

A pretty little coastal town sat on the southern bank of the River Tweed, with Berwick-upon-Tweed on the other side. Spittal is a fine location for a holiday by the sea with its range of shops and pubs as well as an amusement arcade and a beach widely regarded as one of the nicest in Northumberland. Every year there is a Seaside Festival with fairground rides, food and other entertainment, perfect to tie into your holiday. Nearby sits the brilliant coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, offering fantastic amenities and activities to enjoy including castle ruins and a golf club. The Northumberland National Park is also accessible, boasting incredible opportunities for walking and cycling.