The route from Alnmouth to Bamburgh has featured as one of ten best coastal drives: http://www.coastmagazine.co.uk/content/10-best-coastal-drives
FOR CASTLES AND BEACHES
From Alnmouth to Bamburgh, Northumberland.
This drive runs parallel to beaches of white sand so unspoilt and rich in flora and fauna that they are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Along the way are castles at Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, gardens at Howick Hall and the best kippers at Craster. The beach in the image is Embleton Bay, which won ‘Beach of the Year’ in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017.