Hit the waves with Northside Surf School
Learn to surf or stand up paddle board on your Northumberland holiday with Northside Surf School.
Offering lessons at several beaches on the Northumberland coast including Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell and Embleton, Northside Surf is ideal for children, families or adult surf parties and particularly great for hen or stag celebrations and corporate days out.
The School has surfboards, body boards and wetsuits for hire, as well as offering vouchers for birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas.
Lesson prices start from £30 and the school operates all year round.
For more information visit www.northside-surf-school.co.uk or call 01665 713146 or 07944 398115.
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Walk in the footsteps of kings and knights and tread the paths of our Stone Age and Roman ancestors. See parts of Northumberland inaccessible by car and capture some of its iconic spots in different lights and from unusual angles. To really experience this vast, wild and seductively beautiful county, there’s no better way to do it than by foot.
Whether you are looking for some adventure with a spot of kitesurfing or stand-up paddle boarding, or just want to take a relaxing bike ride along the Northumberland coastal route, let us help you organise the right sporting activity for your holiday.
Beadnell Bay and Bamburgh beach are great spots for watersports and there you can enjoy kitesurfing, coasteering, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing and sea kayaking. Try Kevin Anderson or Boards and Bikes for lessons and equipment hire.
From family-friendly routes to off-road trails, Northumberland is a fantastic place to explore by bike. There are several long distance trails that you can also cycle including: Hadrian’s Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UK’s most popular route, the Sea to Sea (C2C). To help you plan your routes and find bike hire places near your Retreat, visit Cycle Pad.
What better way to enjoy the Northumberland coast and countryside with a horseback ride along Bamburgh beach or a trek through the Cheviot Hills. For beach rides try Slate Hall Riding Centre and Kimmerston Riding Centre for both coast and country rides.
The North East is most famous for the Great North Run in Newcastle, which many of our guests have taken part in and then combined with a holiday in Northumberland. For dedicated runners there are also numerous 10k, half and full marathons which take in the castles, coastline and landscape of the county. See Run Nation or Endurance Life for more details. Outside of challenge events, guests looking to take in a run while they are holidaying can head to Beadnell Bay where there is a group of informal runners which meet every Saturday morning in the beach car park at 9am. See the Beadnell Beach Run Facebook page for information. Or the Seahouses Striders running club meets on Monday evening at 6pm outside of Physicality in Main Street, North Sunderland.