Earlier in the summer, a range of independent seaside events in Northumberland joined together under the banner of the Festival of the Coast. The centrepiece of the 2016 Festival of the Coast is the prestigious North Sea Tall Ships Regatta coming to Blyth in south-east Northumberland during the August Bank Holiday weekend. With fun for all the family, this is a weekend not to be missed.

Enjoy traditional maritime celebrations including parades of crews and mock sea battles. There'll also be three music venues, street-theatre and sports competitions. At the Northumberland visitor village in Ridley Park, attractions such as Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park will show you how to experience all the great landscapes and landmarks around the county. By night, firework displays will light up the night sky.

If you can't make it to the Tall Ships Regatta at Blyth, or just want to explore more seaside events, you can enjoy a diverse range of events along the Northumberland Coast this year including walks, music events, duck races and a Chilli Fest.