Newbiggin Art Trail

A mix of community, historical and modern artworks for visitors to find throughout the town.

Couples sculpture

Sean Henry's first offshore sculpture

In August 2007 Sean Henry’s Couple sculpture; a 12.5 metre high artwork (twice the height of a double-decker bus) was sited on a new 200m long breakwater, as part of a £10m coastal protection scheme – making it the UK's first permanent offshore sculpture.

The breakwater scheme is believed to be the first of its kind to be initiated along the Northeast coastline - strengthening the Bay's coastal defences and re-creating the beach, which in its heyday attracted thousands of visitors and day-trippers from across the country and beyond.

Click here to Download a copy of the Newbiggin Art Trail leaflet which features the route or find out more information below.

Search for things to do

Search for events

Search for accommodation

Newbiggin by the Sea Northumberland