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St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre

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Lovely place to visit

Whilst out walking on the coastal path we came across this lighthouse. As it was low tide we could... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jbackhouse136
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Lighthouse, rock pools and donuts!

Visited at low tide however didn't have time to see the tide come in and cover the causeway. Cost... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicola T
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Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by...more
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St. Marys Island | St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whilst out walking on the coastal path we came across this lighthouse. As it was low tide we could walk across the causeway which was only a short distance. On the rocks grey seals were slumbering and binoculars had been put out for visitors to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jbackhouse136
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited at low tide however didn't have time to see the tide come in and cover the causeway. Cost £7.70 for a family of 4 to go up the lighthouse, bit of a climb, obviously, but worth it for the views of the coast and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicola T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I first visited in 1963-4 with my parents and again in the 80s.We were there yesterday with my daughter and grandaughter,as I wanted to show them the causeway.They saw it at its best,tide in and tide out!As we arrived the tide was totally covering the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the lighthouseand it hasn't changed in 20 years. Could do so much more with this place. Needs a lick of paint and a tidy up

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulinelloyd849
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to relax, or explore the island with the kids. At this time of year there are plenty of seals resting on the rocks, they can be viewed from the hide at the back of the lighthouse or the surrounding walls....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 1 week ago

..on the rocks today. Lovely walk over to the island and great to see the wildlife. Such a shame that some people don't understand not to go on the rocks and just leave the seals alone.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Whitley Bay nice evening took a stroll upto the lighthouse quite spectacular. Unfortunately the tied was up so not able to go across and look inside but enjoyed the walk up from the hotel and back

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wilk20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk over to lighthouse (check tide times) and walk around seeing the seals. Lighthouse not open very often so unable to view from inside. Usually open weekends and school holidays.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the lighthouse and visitor centre was very interesting and very informative. It wasn’t expensive and we really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking nearby. Lovely walks. Fantastic rock pools and seals!! Wonderful volunteers on site watching / protecting the wild life. Visitor centre basic and not always open but useful

Date of experience: April 2019
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Daydream691975
January 29, 2019|
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Response from harshman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there’s just a charge for the lighthouse
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I think you would be fine
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Response from RachaelStorey | Reviewed this property |
If you contact North Tyneside Council, they will be able to sort it.
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