St Mary's Island
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The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques.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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Concession||£1.50 per ticket type|
|Family||£7.00 per ticket type|
|Adult||£3.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£1.50 per ticket type|
The island can be explored free of charge. The admission prices apply to the visitor centre and lighthouse tower only.