St Mary's Lighthouse

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 The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers’ cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats.

St Mary's Lighthouse

Nature Reserve

Whitley Bay

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 24th 2018

16 Responses to “St Mary’s Lighthouse”

  1. I love Victorian light houses, especially since this one stands out proudly on its peninsula. The grassland and beach only add to the light house’s prominence in the landscape.

  2. James Higham says:

    Lovely part of the world.

  3. What a super lighthouse and the nature reserve looks a great place to wander around. Lovely photos as always.

  4. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Glad that we are still able to go visit it even after thirty plus years of not in operation. Looks like a great place to spend a relaxing day at. Great photos. Have a wonderful day.

  5. What do you think of those wind turbines in the background?
    Eyesore or beauty?

  6. Shabana says:

    lighthouse is so charming Cherie!

    reminded me the lady from Virginia Woolf’s novel

    truly represented in genuine meaning through the character ,

    powerful source to guide

  7. Ayush Basu says:

    i love that substantial looking construction, especially as the people show the scale, CP.