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St Mary's Island

St Mary's Island

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Type: Heritage / Visitor Centre

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The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques.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.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£1.45 per ticket type
Family£6.50 per ticket type
Adult£2.85 per ticket type
Child£1.45 per ticket type

The island can be explored free of charge. The admission prices apply to the visitor centre and lighthouse tower only.

Contact Details

Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE26 4RS

Location

Whitley Bay

Tel: +44 (0)191200 8652

Opening Times

Open (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)

* The lighthouse is accessible via a tidal causeway and is only open at specified times.

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£1.45 per ticket type
Family£6.50 per ticket type
Adult£2.85 per ticket type
Child£1.45 per ticket type

The island can be explored free of charge. The admission prices apply to the visitor centre and lighthouse tower only.

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Offsite

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Road Directions

From Whitley Bay town centre head North on the seafront - The Links. Before the road bends left turn right onto the slip road and head to the car park at the headland.

Public Transport Directions

St Mary's is located away from the town centre and is on a seafront bus route. the nearest bus stop is at Whitley Bay Cemetery. From there it is a 10-15 minute walk along the slip road towards the island.