A flat coastal walk from Alnmouth in Northumberland can start with an explore of this pretty village with pastel painted cottages and a few cafes and shops selling quality souvenirs.
I particularly liked the buttercup yellow of the The Sun Inn and their board outside which read ‘When life gives you lemons add gin and tonic’! The cheerful Prospect Place alleyway with its brightly painted doors and views down to the beach is definitely a photograph opportunity. As the name suggests the River Aln meets the sea and the coastal walk starts with a bunch of sea poppies edging the path and if the tide is out the sea is somewhere on the distant horizon!
The beach is wide and sandy with protected sand dunes. When I did the walk the first half to Boulmer was on the beach with some crossing and doubling back to avoid water and the second half on a cliff path. With toilets at Boulmer it makes a great half way stop!
You know when you getting close to Craster as the smell of smoked kippers fills the air! Craster has a small harbour with fishing boats and a great pub aptly called The Jolly Fisherman.
My Fitbit suggested that the walk was slightly less than eight miles but some guides suggest 6. Either way just because I did the walk doesn’t mean I can recommend…… you have to research for yourself ……….but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! I saw very few other walkers and I do recommend walking boots.