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Tynemouth - Long Sands South Beach

Tynemouth, North Tyneside

A half mile stretch of fine golden sand backed by dunes. It is a rural style beach in a very urban location. Due to its size, the beach is very popular with those wanting to bathe, surf, kayak, canoe, play beach sports or just relax.

Beach Type



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


Surfing (surf board hire is available at the beach)
Sea canoeing
Scuba diving
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal walk which runs from North Shields to Whitley Bay. Signs inform visitors of the local history and wildlife. There is also a castle on route. Tynemouth has an abundance of rock pools close to the beach area.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and there are litter bins.


Dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September. Dog bins are provided 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


Nearest town: Tynemouth
County: North Tyneside
Latitude/Longitude: 55.024, -1.42275
Postcode: NE30 4JS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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By car from the A19 onto the A1058 at the Silverlink roundabout. North Shields. Follow the A1058 all the way to the beach. Access to the beach is down a ramp at the south end of the beach next to the car park. Disabled access is gained from the south

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

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


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
Beaconsfield, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Blue Reef, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Front Street, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Tynemouth Metro, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Priors Haven, Tynemouth (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Spanish Battery, Tynemouth (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Sea View, Tynemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Belle Vue Street, Cullercoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Front Street, Cullercoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tynemouth