Herd Groyne Lighthouse

Lighthouse South Shields Tyne And Wear

Herd Groyne Lighthouse

Lighthouse In South Shields, Tyne And Wear

A Victorian lighthouse built in 1882, still used for navigational purposes today.

The lighthouse was built in 1882, before the North and South piers were constructed, and was first used on 30th October of the same year. It is 13 metres high and still acts as a navigational aid today, guiding ships in and out of the Tyne from up to 13 miles away. The lighthouse is also one of just a few in this country that has an operational fog bell.

It is an amazing structure owned by Port of Tyne, however, there is no access inside the lighthouse.

Close to the Herd Groyne Lighthouse there is some excellent public art by Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz called Conversation Piece. This is a collection of 22 statues known to the locals as 'weebles', which could provide some good photo opportunities.

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Where Is Herd Groyne Lighthouse

Where Is It?

What three words
turns.limit.bared

Lat / Long
55.00813, -1.42412
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There is a narrow path near the entrance of the car park, which leads down to the art work 'Conversation Piece'. The lighthouse can be seen from here, and can be reached by a short walk across the beach.


Where To Park?

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remote.bands.repay

Lat / Long
55.00518, -1.4255

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Parking is available on South Shields sea front at Harbour Drive North car park.

Sandra Clemens

Contributed by Sandra Clemens

I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.

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