Tynemouth Long Sands North

North Tyneside

Tynemouth Long Sands North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A half mile stretch of fine golden sand backed by sand dunes. It is a rural style beach in a very urban location. The beach has a rocky point with plenty of opportunity to explore the rock pools exposed as the tide ebbs.


Due to its size, the beach is very popular with those wanting to bathe, surf, kayak, canoe, play beach sports or just relax. There is zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a coastal walk which runs from North Shields to Whitley Bay, giving good views of the coastline and the local wildlife. There is a castle fortification nearby.

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 Excellent

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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

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


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Tynemouth Long Sands North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



There is a car park next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Seasonal restrictions apply May 1st to 30th September - please check beach signs for more information.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 15th July - 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.