Andy F / Seahouses town centre looking west to Main Street,, CC BY-SA 2.0
Seahouses attracts many visitors, mainly from the north east area. However national and international tourists often come to Seahouses whilst visiting the Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Coast and the Farne Islands. Seahouses also has a working fishing port, which also serves the tourist trade, being the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands. From shops in the town and booths along the harbour, several boat companies operate, offering various packages which may include inter alia landing on at least one Farne, seeing seals and seabirds, and hearing a commentary on the islands and the Grace Darling story or scuba diving on the many Farne Islands wrecks. Grace Darling's brother is buried in the cemetery at North Sunderland. He died in 1903, aged 84. The current Seahouses lifeboat bears the name Grace Darling.
The Seahouses Festival is an annual cultural event which began in 1999 as a small sea shanty festival. After a significant European funding grant from the Leader+ programme, in 2005, it has grown into a more broadly based cultural celebration.
The fish processing factory in Seahouses is one of the places where the practice of kippering herrings is said to have originated
There are claims that kippers were first created in Seahouses in the 1800s, and they are still produced locally to this day.
Skip hire in Seahouses?
Hawick Skip hire covers and services Seahouses and the surrounding areas in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders offering a same day service, 7 days a week