** St. Mary's Lighthouse will be closed to the public for 12 weeks from 24 June to allow for restoration works** 

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 The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques.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 provide heritage and environmental education, events, weddings, parties and room hire.


  • Adult £4.30
  • Children & concessions £2.20
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) £10.00


  • Wedding venue
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Retail
  • Children's parties
  • Talks
  • Paid car parking
  • Picnic area
  • Private hire