If you’re visiting Seahouses then you simply can’t miss a boat trip to The Farne Islands, a short 30 minute boat ride from the harbour. The Farnes is home to incredible wildlife and is a great place for diving and snorkelling adventures.
If you’re visiting Seahouses then you simply can’t miss a boat trip to The Farne Islands! A short 30 minute boat ride from the harbour, The Farnes is home to incredible wildlife including puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiewakes and around 5,000 grey seals!
Diving and snorkelling adventures feature up close and personal encounters with the resident sea doggos plus soft corals, schools of fish, colourful jellies and nudibranchs. If you’re really lucky you might even spot pods of dolphins, whales or even a sunfish! It’s a mecca for divers from all over the world and with plenty of reefs, walls, kelp beds and wrecks, there is something for everyone regardless of your level of diving.
If you have a lust for rust, the North East coast is littered with wrecks. From Seahouses you can visit the famous Somali. The passenger-cargo boat laden with general cargo like hand cream was bound for Hong Kong. It now lies at 30m, after being bombed in 1941. It caught fire and eventually exploded off shore from Beadnell. The exact cargo of the Somali is classified information, even to this day, but the huge explosion that created a mushroom cloud and shattered the windows of the houses and church on shore leads everyone to believe that there was more than just hand cream on board! Rumour has it that there was gold too….
The Farnes is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland. With a base in Seahouses, divers and snorkellers are well catered for with a small supermarket plus ample pubs, restaurants and takeaways in the village. There’s also other amazing places to visit very near by like Bambrough Castle, Alnwick Castle and so many beautiful sandy beaches.