North Tyneside has award-winning sandy beaches from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth. It includes the quaint little fishing village of Cullercoats, complete with smugglers caves and golden sands but still a working harbour for fishermen.
The impressive ruins of Tynemouth Castle and Priory overlook the river mouth, piers and lighthouses and the bustling North Shields Fish Quay. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House is a hidden little historic gem overlooking the piers at the mouth of the River Tyne on the Spanish Battery. Tynemouth village is a genuine visitor attraction in its own right, and a delight to wander the main street with its impressive range of unusual little shops including antiques and lots of little cafes and teas shops, pubs and restaurants. The rail station features a renowned antiques fair every weekend. The Roman fort of Segedunum, Wallsend also lies within North Tyneside at the Eastern End of the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.