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Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beach

Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

A tidal island in that access is by a paved causeway which is covered at high tide. Lindisfarne is famous for its medieval religious heritage and its picturesque 16th century castle.

Beach Type



There are a number of pubs
Cafes and shops in Holy Island village


Fishing and sailing

Nature and Wildlife

Please keep to the footpaths provided. use the litter bins. do not disturb the sheep. seals or other wildlife or wander onto private premises. Keep dogs on leads and under control.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Berwick-upon-Tweed TIC. Castlegate Car Park. Northumberland 01289 330733


Nearest town: Berwick upon Tweed
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6821, -1.77733
Postcode: TD15 2SF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Public Transport

505' and '515' stop on the A1 trunk road at Beal which is 5 miles from Holy Island village across the tidal causeway. On certain days a LOCAL bus service (Route 477) operates between Holy Island and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Nearest Railway Stations

Chathill (Approx. 10 miles away)
Berwick-upon-Tweed (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available in Holy Village.

Nearby Car Parks

Chare Ends, Holy Island (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Green Lane, Holy Island (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Lindisfarne Causeway, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Berwick upon Tweed