Northumberland is a beautiful county in North East England that boasts stunning coastlines which are dotted with castles and incredible beaches along with hidden, ancient treasures to be explored inland.
Once you step onto Holy Island a.k.a. Lindisfarne, it's like stepping back in time with its 16th century castle and the ruined, ancient Priory dominating your views.
The Yorkshire coast has some of the best surfing spots in the United Kingdom. There's a great swell and beautiful beaches for you to discover.
As Summer approaches, our blogger Rachel has found the top 3 beaches in North Yorkshire that are ideal for family days out.