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St MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE

St MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE
St MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE

Victorian lighthouse operational from 1898 until 1984. It and the keeper's cottage are open to visitors - access is between tides over a causeway. It is surrounded by rock pools and something of a nature reserve. The closest dry mainland is called Curry's Point, named for a Michael Curry who was hung from a gibbet on the spot in 1739.

Location/Address: St Mary's Island
Whitley Bay
County: Tyne and Wear
Post Code: NE26 4RS
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Tip/Nearby: Seaton Delavil Hall. Close to Newcastle upon Tyne.
Primary Management: Local Authority
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