If you didn’t know about it beforehand (as many watersporters do), Beadnell can throw you somewhat on arrival.
OK, so the Craster Arms looks like a decent place for a pint and a butty, and the church is cute.
But is that it?
Mmm. A stroll towards the coast reveals a collection of nondescript houses (of the forgettable variety that this coast has too many of, and which is one of Northumberland’s few blights).
So is that it?
Actually no. There’s a cute little harbour by the old lime kiln, against which the waves come a crashing when the weather isn’t playing nice, and the same waves provide the surf for the many water sports along miles of duned beach.
And to top it off, there’s a castle overseeing things down the coast.