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
Fishing boats moored on the quayside
Fishing boat entering the River
Coquet at Amble.
Snow on the quayside at Amble Harbour
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