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Tynemouth. King Edwards Bay Beach

Tynemouth, North Tyneside

A 300m stretch of golden sand, backed by steep grass banks and cliffs. It has all the characteristics of a rural beach in a very urban location. Although it is small, the beach is popular with people who want to bathe, surf or simply relax.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets
First aid post
Lost child centre
Cafe/restaurant and shops
Drinking water is available from the lifeguard office

Activities

Swimming
Surfing
Fishing and snorkelling
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal walk which runs from North Shields to Whitley Bay. along its route it has signs informing visitors of the local history and wildlife. There is also a castle above the bay itself. The bay has an abundance of rock pools close at hand and

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and there are litter bins.

Dogs

Dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September. There are no dog bins at the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Whitley Bay Tourist Information Centre Tel: 0191 2008535

Location

Nearest town: Tynemouth
County: North Tyneside
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0192, -1.4175
Postcode: NE30 4BZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access

By car from the A19 onto the A1058 at the Silverlink roundabout. North Shields. Follow the A1058 all the way to the beach. turn right at the roundabout next to the Park Hotel and follow the coast road around to the beach. below the castle. Access to

Public Transport

Bus No. 306 from Newcastle runs to Tynemouth. There is also a rapid transport system (the metro) which runs from Newcastle Airport and Central Station to Tynemouth Station. 5 minutes walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Heworth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Sunderland (Approx. 8 miles away)
Manors (Approx. 8 miles away)
Newcastle (Approx. 9 miles away)
Cramlington (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

There is parking available for over 150 cars. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Sea Banks, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Front Street, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Spanish Battery, Tynemouth (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Priors Haven, Tynemouth (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Sea View, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Tynemouth Metro, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Blue Reef, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Beaconsfield, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Low Lights, North Shields (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Harbour Drive - North, South Shields (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tynemouth