13th-16th May 2017 Beadnell Bay

We had heard about this part of country over the last few years and finally made it this time!

The CCC campsite at Beadnell Bay is very easy to access with a well organised entrance system, which looks like they get extremely busy. We received a very friendly welcome and were helped to find a pitch, bearing in mind the strong winds whipping across the site.

The beach is literally a two minute walk across the road so we headed off there within an hour of our arrival to soak up the views.

Over the next couple of days we walked (and bussed, although one day it didn’t turn up so we ended up walking back…and the bus was still nowhere to be seen) into Seahouses and Bamburgh Castle.

Seahouses is just under two miles from the site and you can walk along the beach all the way (cutting through the pretty golf course along the way). From there you can catch a  boat to and around The Farne Islands to see the puffins and other sea birds. It is rather a long trip though and I (Angela) am definitely not a water baby so we gave it a miss  this time.

It is quite a small place to visit but worth it, though the next day we walked the five miles into Bamburgh Castle. The walk was absolutely beautiful, the sun was shining and the beach is stunning.

When you get near to the castle you get to see glimpses of it through and above the sand dunes. Whilst walking past the sand dunes we spotted lots of Sand martins darting in and out of their nest holes. It cost just under £11 each to enter but it was worth it.

It is such a wonderful, beautiful area that we will definitely come back to experience it again. This place was the highlight of our trip away.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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