For peace and tranquility, there’s nothing quite like a leisurely stroll along the Northumberland coast.
So vast are the sands here that you could walk for hours and not see a soul.
In fact, there are 30 or so miles of spectacular beaches to explore, plus more castles than any other county in England.
The coastline here is peppered with traditional seaside towns together with promenades, piers and penny arcades. Their retro chic charm plus the county’s sheer, breathtaking beauty lie behind its recent ‘holiday destination of the year’ award by BBC Countryfile Magazine.