Tynemouth Cullercoats

North Tyneside

Tynemouth Cullercoats
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A half-moon sandy bay with in a working harbour protected by two piers, Cullercoats provides a sheltered bathing area and a boat launching point (a fee applies) and is backed by a lifeboat station, marine laboratory and cliffs with caves.


Boating, sailing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and bathing are possible here. The beaches of Tynemouth Longsands and King Edwards bay plus Tynemouth Priory and Castle are immediately to the south and to the north is Whtiley Bay beach and St. Mary’s island/Lighthouse.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the surrounding area including the fascinating caves and the working Victorian lifeboat station. Enjoy stunning views on the coastal walk which runs from North Shields to Whitley Bay. Look out for seals at St Mary’s island/Lighthouse and dolphins and porpoise in the summer.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Tynemouth Cullercoats

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Parking is free.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed between May 1st and September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.