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Amble Harbour.

The Port of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and was developed in the 19th century to export coal from nearby collieries at Broomhill and Radcliffe.

Coal was transported by railway and loaded onto ships from wooden coal staithes. There were two railways each with their own staithes. Many colliers would be moored on the river waiting to be loaded with their cargo before leaving with the tide. A dredger kept the river deep enough for the ships. The coal staithes were dismantled in the 1970's and no trace of them exists today.

Amble had a boat building business where a variety of craft including some concrete hull boats were built.

A small fishing fleet still operates from Amble Harbour.

A large marina was built in the 1980's which is now used by many pleasure craft.

Boat trips around nearby Coquet Island are available in fine weather during the tourist season.

Fishing Boat unloading at Amble Harbour.

Fishing Boat unloading at Amble Harbour.

 

Fishing boats moored on the quayside at Amble.

Fishing boats moored on the quayside at Amble.

 

Fishing boat entering the River Coquet at Amble.

Fishing boat entering the River Coquet at Amble.

 

Amble Harbour.

Amble Harbour.

 

Snow on the quayside at Amble Harbour in Winter.

Snow on the quayside at Amble Harbour in Winter.


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