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St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre

St. Marys Island | St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS, England
+44 191 200 8650
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First trip fo the Lighhouse for my Granddaughter

She was very excited and loved the idea that you could see the causeway become covered by the sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked from the car park in Whitley Bay and as we got closer it became clear that the white... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marple, United Kingdom
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“on the rocks” (48 reviews)
“rock pools” (84 reviews)
“tide times” (32 reviews)
St. Marys Island | St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS, England
+44 191 200 8650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

She was very excited and loved the idea that you could see the causeway become covered by the sea water as the tide came in. I suppose if you think about it, it was educational as well as a nice trip to see the lighthouse.

Thank losttash
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked from the car park in Whitley Bay and as we got closer it became clear that the white blobs on the rocks were in fact seals. On both sides of the island the seals were basking with pups it was magical. There is...More

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

lovely lighthouse. lovely views. relaxing peacefull. shop could have done with more items ie wanted to buy a lighthouse ornament of St marys. great to see the grey seals on island. car park £1.20 per hour but could use ticket on other car parks.

Thank smithjulie6
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St Marys lighthouse at the end of a lovely walk along the coast from Cullercoats. If you time the visit when the weather is fine it is well worth it.

Thank lespowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the lighthouse later in the afternoon and the tide was in so couldn't get across. Came back a few days later when tide was out. Good to see the comparison. Great view at the top and you can see the seals basking on the...More

Thank Mags B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this island on a very cold day but there were plenty of seals basking on the rocks and lots of seabirds. A hide with binoculars is available to get close up views. Guides there also to give any information you require. The cafe...More

Thank Janejones56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting for this lighthouse is great, surrounded by rock-pools. The museum attached was really interesting. The climb up to the top is a long way up and steep- but obviously that's to be expected! It is a little shabby but it's authentic, I would...More

Thank Kayci D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did not go to the top but enjoyed the visit very good parking and a nice little shop plenty of seating around and a refreshment van in car park also a loo

Thank margaret g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friend recently stayed at Whitley Bay for this bank holiday weekend, and found the beach itself beautiful - if ever so slightly freezing (understandably) at this time of year, haha! At the end of our beach walk we headed towards St Mary's...More

Thank lorna_rachel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So today we decided to stay local and actually go to the top of the lighthouse instead of just looking at it. It's a very reasonable entry fee (£7.60) for families and under 5's are free. Once you've climbed the 137 steps to get to...More

Thank Marie L
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Helen K
How many stairs to the top of the lighthouse please? and roughly how long does it take? I did this many years ago not sure I am up to it now ! that I am mid sixties. However I am sure the other half will do it so I will have to amuse myself below.
8 April 2017|
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Response from m3lfm | Reviewed this property |
137 but i did not get up as im disabled
Jillian F
Opening times please
29 October 2015|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
If you google the attraction there is a list of tides/crossing times online, but this does not mean the tea shop etc will be open but you can still walk round the lighthouse and have a scramble over the rocks
Dianne W
How much to get in
6 August 2015|
Response from Geordie112 | Reviewed this property |
We were concession £1.50 each,not sure for full price or family. Hope thus helps