We are the gateway to Northumberland's coastline.

Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover the Mary Joicey all weather lifeboat and the Girl Anne fishing coble. Visit the 65 seat Breakwater Café serving local food and overlooking the bay. We are an all weather attraction, open all year. We can provide space for business, functions or groups in our Latimer Function Room. Car & coach park and bus terminus adjacent to the site. We have the longest promenade in Northumberland, an adjacent children's playpark and a sandy beach with rock pools. St. Bartholomew's Church is adjacent to the Centre and the UK's oldest operational lifeboat station is close by. Sean Henry's offshore sculpture "Couple" is in the bay and birdwatching, golf, fishing, sailing and other watersports are available nearby. We have regular events and a strong community engagement programme through education and outreach.

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Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sunday 11am to 4pm


This is the Acorn from which the Newbiggin Maritime Centre grew