Budle Bay is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. The Bay is 13 miles to the south of Holy Island and 2½ miles to the north of Bamburgh. Visitors can park adjacent to the Bay for free, however places are limited.
The site contains a wide expanse of mud flats, which are exposed during low tides. A good variety of Waders and Wildfowl can be found and in large numbers, especially during the winter months. These include Brent & Barnacle Geese; Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit and Purple Sandpiper.
In recent times Little Egrets also regularly put in an appearance and the site has been a favourite for wintering Spotted Redshanks. Other key species to watch out for include Snow Bunting, Shelducks and a good variety of summer migrants.
Visitors can view the bay from/close to their cars and many birds can easily be identified with just binoculars. A telescope is recommended for more thorough viewing however. Due to the exposed nature of this site, it is always best to bring warm clothing etc. and a folding seat, can be great for extended viewing.