Tyneside in the North East of England, famously known as being the subject of the Lindisfarne song, “The Fog on the Tyne” is also an area of natural beauty. There are two main holiday areas known as South and North Tyneside, both of which have golden beaches and historic sites for holidaymakers to explore.
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Will you support the Geordies or the Maccams?
There exists a long-standing friendly rivalry between the two sides of the river – the “Geordies” from Newcastle area in the North and the “Maccams” in the South at Sunderland. In years gone by the area was heavily industrialised but with the downturn of the economy in the 1980’s the area now thrives on tourism and arts venues, a bonus for anyone visiting the region.
North Tyneside – The two main beach locations here are Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, both with award winning Blue Flag beaches, miles of golden sands and sand dunes for family fun and exhilarating walks.
St Mary’s Island
Reach the Island by a causeway that is sometimes cut off by the high tide, and visit the dominating light house and keepers’ cottages that have been turned into a Visitor Centre since the lighthouse went out of use in 1984. The surrounding area is a nature reserve, where you can spend hours trawling the rock pools for tiny sea creatures.
Segedunum Roman Fort
In the year AD122, Emperor Hadrian had a wall 73 miles in length constructed from the Solway Firth in the West to Wallsend in the East, with Segedunum, (strong fort) constructed to defend the Romans against attack from the barbarians in the North. Today Segedenum is the most excavated fort site on Hadrian’s Wall and houses a visitor centre and remains of Roman building foundations, with a tall tower for viewing across the site.
South Tyneside – The coast here has many beaches for old-fashioned family fun days out with South Shields, Marsden Bay and Sandhaven beach being just a few of them.
Having the North East’s only funfair Ocean Park will thrill adults and children alike, with a roller-coaster, dodgems, waltzer and water rides; or stroll along the sea-front promenade eating delicious ice creams. There are parks where you can ride around the lake in a steam train or take a picnic sitting amongst the stunning flower displays.
Ocean Road is renowned for its huge range of food and restaurant outlets and of course you must try the locally caught North Sea fish and chip menu.
Home to many species of wildlife, the soaring cliffs of Marsden house the many seabird colonies in the region. With cormorants and kittiwakes soaring high overhead, the Bay is also a perfect spot for flying kites, cycling and walking.
Take a ten minute walk along the coastline from here to Souter Lighthouse, the first in the world to be powered by electricity. Climb the steps inside to the top of the tower and explore the machinery that once powered the huge warning lights.
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