Longsands Beach | Day Out With The Kids

Longsands Beach

Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Longsands Beach sand is golden and the swimming is good, with lifeguard cover from May to September.

It's now a popular surfing spot with locals and has hosted the British Cup, the national surfing championships. Canoeing, scuba diving and snorkelling also go on here.

Immediate facilities include toilets with disabled facilities, first aid post, lost child centre, restaurants and shops.

There's also the Blue Reef Aquarium on Grand Parade, see our separate listing on that.

If Longsands gets too busy, walk south to King Edward's Bay which is overlooked by the ruins of the 11th century Tynemouth Priory and Castle (see listing) which are English Heritage and open to visitors. The bay, sheltered between rock formations, is pleasingly sandy and the swimming safe if the weather is not too rough. The watch house nearby has relics of shipwrecks, and the cliff top walk views are really very good.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30, England


Click here to visit Longsands Beach's website
0191 2008535

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

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