The Beach Guide

Long Sands North Beach (Tynemouth) (Longsands)

Long Sands North Beach (Tynemouth) - Tyne and Wear

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The northern end of Long Sands beach is a stunning stretch of golden sand, backed by low dunes. In summer it is one of the most popular spots on the North East coast. People come from far and wide to build sand castles, sunbathe or splash about in the clean waters.

In winter it is an ideal destination for a bracing walk and is also one of the areas best surfing beaches. The powerful waves here have made it a popular destination for surfing, and the national surfing championships have been held here.

Adjacent to the beach, on the other side of Grand Parade is Tynemouth Park, a family fun park, with a boating lake, crazy golf and themed children’s play areas. The Blue Reef Aquarium, also nearby, has a good variety of interesting sea-life. Whatever time of year you come here, there’ll be lots to keep children entertained.

At either end of the beach, ramps provide good access onto the sand.

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Dog restrictions apply. There is a dog exercise area.

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    NE30 4NT

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    NZ 3660 7079

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