The private path to the beach also provides access to St Oswalds Coastal Path which runs along the exquisite Northumberland coastline.
Warkworth is about one mile to the south, with its own beach, several pubs, an historic church, Post Office and village store, gallery, patisserie and famous 15th Century castle.
Alnmouth is three miles to the north and has a very popular sandy beach, village store, church gallery and a number of pubs/restaurants.
The market town of Alnwick is five miles to the west and has two supermarkets (Sainsburys' also delivers to the cottage) and a leisure centre with an excellent modern swimming pool.
Alnwick Castle and Gardens make for an excellent day out with lots to see throughout the year. Howick Hall is a fine house with extensive gardens said to be one of the best coastal gardens in the England.
Boat trips are available to view Coquet Island, home to a variety of sea birds and an RSPB bird sanctuary. Bamburgh, Holy Island and the Farnes are all within easy reach.
Golf is extremely popular with courses at Warkworth, Alnmouth, Foxton, Dunstanburgh, Seahouses and Bamburgh
Further afield you will find Hadrian's Wall, Keilder Forest, Cragside, Beamish Musuem, The Angel of the North and the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.