Tynemouth is in Tyne and Wear. This travel guide also covers North Shields and Cullercoats.
It is worth noting that the Tyneside coast can sometimes be covered in fog on days when Newcastle is in sunshine, so it is worth checking the weather before visiting on a warm summer day.
By MetroThree stations serve the area.
Tynemouth Metro StationConvenient for the centre of Tynemouth and the Castle. Also home to a weekend market.
North Sheilds Metro Station
Cullercoats Metro StationNear Cullercoats harbour
By ferryThe Sheilds passenger ferry crosses the Tyne to connect North Shields with South Shields in South Tyneside every thirty minutes. Bicycles are taken.
North Shields is served by an overnight car and passenger ferry from IJmuiden near Amsterdam.
The area is well served by buses, and the metro can also be used to travel between the centres.
There is a good riverside walk from North Shields to Tynemouth, and a coastal walk from Tynemouth to Cullercoats.
address: Pier Road, Tynemouth, NE30 4BZA castle, ruins of a Benedictine priory (founded in the 7th century) and some 1939-45 coastal defences. Mostly outdoor ruins, but with a preserved chapelwith a
address: Brigade Watch House Museum, Spanish Battery, Tynemouth, NE30 4DDThe Volunteer Life Brigade is a voluntary coastal rescue organisation, performing rescues from the shore by rope etc. The Tynemouth brigade was established in 1864. The museum includes a working model of Breeches Buoy rescue equipment.
Lord Collingwood Monumentaddress: Pier Road, TynemouthA massive monument to the admiral that was Nelson's second in command at the battle of Trafalgar. The monument has good views of the River Tyne.
BeachesWalk or play on the sandy beaches at King Edward's Bay, Long Sands or Cullercoats Bay
Tynemouth Pier and lighthouseWalk 800m out to sea, and see the outside of the lighthouse. The pier was built between 1854 and 1909.
Front Street in Tynemouthhas a selection of small shops and galleries, and is a good street for browsing.
address: Bedford Street, North Shields, NE29 6QFA selection of lower end chain shops.
address: Coble Dene, North Shields, NE29 6DWRemainder stock from an assortment of mid-range stores.
address: King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth, NE30 4BYGood fish, but not cheap. Excellent location, right on the beach.
address: 2 East Street, Tynemouth NE30 4EBPub with food, including a carvery.