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Tynemouth Longsands

Tynemouth Longsands

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Type: Beach

A mile long stretch of golden sands that attracts people from across the region, Tynemouth Longsands is simply stunning. The Blue Flag award-winning beach is popular for many different reasons and is used all-year round. In the summer when the sun is out there is no better place to be as people flock from miles around to soak up the sun, play beach games and bathe in the sea.

Longsands has developed a national reputation as surf destination and has staged national championships. It is a great place to learn to surf with lessons and board hire available. Try stand up paddle boarding, a new sport, that is increasingly popular. The beach has even been used for premier League football training by Newcastle United and has featured in the Hollywood movie "Goal". It is one of the most painted and photographed beaches in the country and the view looking north is breathtaking.

In the summer beach lifeguards operate and there are seasonal restrictions on dogs.

Contact Details

Grand Parade
Tyne & Wear
NE30 4JF



Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)


  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017


Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Offsite
  • Parking Near Beach

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Sunmer seasonal restrictions

Attraction Facilities

  • Dogs Welcome During Winter Months Only - North of the beach only.
  • Lifeguard on Duty - Summer seasonal
  • Public Toilets Near Beach

Related Attraction

Cullercoats Bay, Cullercoats

King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth

Whitley Bay Beach, Whitley Bay

Road Directions

Follow the A1058 Coast Road from Newcastle. At Billy Mill roundabout continue on the A1058 - now beach Road across two more roundabouts. Tynemouth Longsands is directly ahead with both parking and pedestrian access available by turning either left or right.

Public Transport Directions

Cullercoats and Tynemouth Metro Stations are both 10-15 minutes walk from the beach. Seafront bus routes operate with stops at various locations along the seafront opposite the beach.