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Beautiful little bay

Lovely enclosed bay with golden sands, you have to go down quite a few steps to get there (which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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Stunning enclosed bay

This is a beautiful sheltered bay and a bit of a hidden gem between Tynemouth Castle and the more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely enclosed bay with golden sands, you have to go down quite a few steps to get there (which means you have to climb them back up! Although we did find a slope which was slightly easier). We had a drink at the Riley’s Fish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katherineesmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful sheltered bay and a bit of a hidden gem between Tynemouth Castle and the more poular Long Sands. The infrastructure around it is a bit tired and unkempt but the bay itself is gorgeous with safe golden sand.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just moved to the coast and still in awe of my beautiful new town. The beach was beautiful, spotless and the perfect place for a lovely walk. Everyone is so friendly in Newcastle. So many people saying good morning.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hel1bill1
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Intrepid locals gather on the steps of King Edwards Bay each morning around 7.45am for a swim. They are very friendly and from all ages. No one stays in for long when it’s cold but whatever the weather, you come out feeling so alive. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nora B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is a little more sheltered than tynemouth longsands. There are a series of benches set on one flight of steps down, which are not immediately apparent unless you peer over the rail on the pavement. Its rather nice to sit and take in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tony_cass
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a beautiful stretch of Tynemouth coast, just up from Whitley Bay but nowhere near as crowded. Nestling in the shadow of the Priory and Castle it is very sheltered and peaceful. Lots of room to run about for the little ones even on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Normski49
Reviewed September 3, 2018

King Edwards is a lovely secluded spot with a small sandy beach and protected making the water calmer than the neighboring Long Sands. The choice is a steep climb or long steps both of which are great for a good workout and well worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carlm729
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a great, secluded little beach, just moments away from the cafes and bars in town. Clean sand, gentle waves (well, when we were there, anyway) and not at all crowded (likewise …). A real bonus for the people of the town, I would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Now that is a steep climb but, you know, well worth it from the point of view of a good cardio work out. Nice, fairly secluded beach. If you mortgage your house you can enjoy a meal at the trendy fish shack but be sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

What's not to like . Location location location...FABULOUS, Yoga on beach, surfing, all sorts of sport and fun activities.cafe with great food and coffee. Love it here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christine E
May 28, 2018|
Response from Huurman1968 | Reviewed this property |
It's not fully accesible for disabled but there's a small tarmac road wich goes down to the bay it self from what I remember.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from Tracy006 | Reviewed this property |
yes from September to May, you can also go to long sands beach at the far end in summer with your dog, then you can call at The View for drinks or food
Jone M
August 19, 2015|
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Response from J F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, although you'd need a sea fishing licence. A quick google can bring up many angling clubs who share advice on fishing in this area.