Logo for St. Mary's LighthouseLocal Transport to St. Mary's Island and Visitor Centre




Map of the Island
By Coach/Car

The lighthouse is situated two miles north of Whitley Bay town centre, just off the A193 on the way to Blyth. Whitley Bay is signposted from the A19 and can also be easlily reached from Newcastle along the A1058.

By Public Transport

The Metro system can take you as far as Whitley Bay where you can then go on to pick up a bus from Park Avenue. The 308 'Blyth' bus travels every 15 minutes from Newcastle), the 301 every 30 minutes and 310 every hour. You should alight at Whitley Bay Cemetery and then a walk of 15 minutes will take you along the promenade and across the causeway to the island.


There are two large, pay and display car parks, able to accomomdate coaches, on the mainland. One of the car parks has a public toilet.

Map showing how to get to St. Mary's Island.
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