King Edwards Bay

Visit King Edwards Bay

Great for surfing, North East facing King Edwards Bay, sheltered by cliffs and grassy banks, is a popular sandy beach in North Shields. There are steps down to the sand next to the Gibralter Rock Pub on East Street or a promenade to the bay along Sea Banks road, where there is on street pay and display parking available.

The bay is an ideal family destination with RNLI lifeguards on duty every day from 28th May through 4th September. This Blue Flag award winning beach is overlooked by the historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle ruins.

This beach is dog friendly with restrictions from May 1 to September 30 each year.

This beach is …

  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Spend The Day On The Sand

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

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Getting To King Edwards Bay

Beach Location

East St Tynemouth, North Shields Tyne and Wear NE30 4EB


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting to the beach

Map of King Edwards Bay

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What’s On along the Coast

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