Almouth Beach is found at the mouth of the River Aln in a wide sandy bay. Located on the north bank of the river, behind the beach, Alnmouth is a pretty little village with elegant red roofs and houses that almost spill down to the sand.
When the great storm of Christmas Eve, 1806 hit, the village lost all its importance as a port. The storm altered the river’s course, leaving Alnmouth’s harbour stranded.
Today, the village revolves around the beach, and what a beach it is. The coast is just as beautiful whether you’re building sandcastles or galloping along with it on horseback. The river estuary curves off into the distance on both sides of Alnmouth, and there will always be room for more boats.
In contrast to the beach in front of the village, the one to the south of the estuary is frequently deserted. Here, surrounded by vast stretches of sand dunes, you can see many different species of birds and wildlife. As part of the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the scenery here will not disappoint.
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