In and around Tynemouth
Tynemouth encapsulates Great Britain’s seaside charm, boasting golden sandy beaches as well as a range of cultural attractions for everyone. Tynemouth Longsands is a popular place to enjoy the sun, take a relaxing walk and take part in surfing or other water sports which are increasingly popular activities all year round. Complementing the beach, Tynemouth village has an intriguing mix of shops as well as restaurants, wine bars and superb village pubs and Green Ginger Arcade, set in a converted church, with a range of speciality shops.
Within a short and scenic walk up the seafront along the pedestrian friendly promenade are a number of family attractions. The view from Seabanks looking back towards Tynemouth Priory and Castle with King Edward’s Bay nestling below is breathtaking. Look out for ships of all shapes and sizes as they make their approach to or begin their voyage between the piers.
The majestic sweep of Tynemouth Longsands soon comes into view with St. George’s Church dominating the horizon above the north end of the beach.
Tynemouth Metro Station is a Grade II Listed building and its restoration was the final project in the Conservation Area. The station hosts weekend markets and is a popular cultural venue. Blue plaques recognise Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot who visited Tynemouth in 1854 and the 19th Century writer Harriet Martineau who stayed at 57 Front Street.