View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Northumberland Coast Path Lindisfarne SSSI National Trust Dog friendly

Season: summer

The iconic Holy Island lies off the Northumberland coast and is part of a National Nature Reserve. Steeped in history, its monastery can be traced back to the 6th Century and there’s also a 16th Century castle here.  Access is via a causeway that’s covered at high tide. There are two sandy beaches on the north shore by Emmanuel Head, although most visitors follow the road towards the Priory and the castle on the landward south side of the island.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Ian.


Beaches near and far for Barbara.


A view of the nature reserve by the causeway.


Halfway across to Holy Island at Lindisfarne.
Holy Island, by Daniel Mitchell Illustration.

This illustration of Holy Island at Lindisfarne was supplied by Daniel Mitchell, whom I interviewed at Craster.  You can learn more about his work here.


2 thoughts on “Lindisfarne

  1. Barbara

    Hello manonabeach, my little interview from Lindisfarne will be in my walking club magazine. I’m famous ha ha.
    Hope all ok?


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