Once a busy fishing port providing salted herring for the nations of Europe, the boats now predominently land lobster, crab and shellfish for local outlets and restaurants. The harbour is also the “gateway to the Farne Islands” with a fleet of smaller craft offering services to tourists wishing to visit to see the abundant bird and wildlife on the islands, in addition to one of the largest colonies of grey seals in the UK. A number of these operators also provide facilities for specialist trips for divers and those interested in photography or sea angling.
The village is the main shopping area for day to day supplies on the North Northumberland coast with a Co-op, butcher, baker, green-grocer, newsagents, various gift shops, cafes, a post office and various other trade outlets, as well as a selection of pubs and restaurants.
The following properties are all in close proximity to Seahouses and its facilities.