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St. Mary's Lighthouse - Things to Know Before Visiting

St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS, UK


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About St. Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny St Mary's Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyne

Attractions Near St. Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Island
St Mary's Island0.02km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary’s Island is a tidal island located off Curry's Point to the north of Whitley Bay, accessed by a causeway at low tide. During medieval times it was known as Bate's Island and was occupied by a small chapel dedicated to St. Helen, which burned a lamp to warn mariners of the rocks. The main feature of the island is St. Mary's Lighthouse which was built in 1898.

Waves Leisure Centre
Waves Leisure Centre2.16km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

Wave Leisure Trust is a charitable not-for-profit Trust working to inspire active lifestyles through providing high quality, affordable and accessible health and fitness facilities and activities for our community. They offer you an extensive range of aquatic and leisure facilities, including a total of seven swimming pools. Melton Waves aquatic facilities include a 50-metre outdoor swimming pool and 25-metre indoor swimming pool, a spa, toddler pool and warm water swimming pool used for swimmi

Whitley Bay Beach
Whitley Bay Beach2.68km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

Whitley Bay is a Sandy beach located near Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear. It is a popular place for recreation and is regularly used by walkers. The promenade and The Links have wonderful walks with the beach as a magnificent backdrop. Its southern stretch has Blue Flag status while at the northern end is St Mary's Island, a visitor centre and nature reserve.

Spanish City
Spanish City2.7km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

Spanish City is a very impressive domed building which dominates the landscape of Whitley Bay Seafront and promenade. Erected as a smaller version of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, it opened in 1910 as a concert hall, restaurant, roof garden and tearoom. A ballroom was added in 1920 and later a permanent funfair. There are towers on either side of the entrance, each of which carries a half-life-size female bacchanalian figure in copper, one holding cymbals, the other a tambourine.

National Trust - Seaton Delaval Hall
National Trust - Seaton Delaval Hall3.21km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade I listed country house in Northumberland, England. It is near the coast just north of Newcastle upon Tyne. Located between Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, it was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for Admiral George Delaval; it is now owned by the National Trust. The 18th-century gardens of the hall are Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Tynemouth Aquarium
Tynemouth Aquarium5.06km from St. Mary's Lighthouse

Tynemouth Aquarium is an aquarium situated on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, England. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish. At the Aquarium’s heart is a large ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers close encounters with the tropical coral reef fish.

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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.