Whitburn Arch
Standing Stone Whitburn Tyne And Wear

Whitburn Arch

Standing Stone In Whitburn, Tyne And Wear

A small rock arch off the coast in South Shields near Souter Lighthouse.

If you're off for a bimble down to Souter Lighthouse or a leisurely lumber on The Leas, then cast your eye down near the cliffs to get a sight of the Whitburn Arch.

Also known as the Elephant Arch, it is just off the coast in front of Souter Lighthouse, but it's a difficult one to get a good look at.

From the cliff near the lighthouse you are side on to the arch so you need to have a bit of a wander up and down the coast to get a better view.

We found that heading south gave the best views from the clifftop, but if you're feeling a little adventurous you can head down onto the rocks further down to get a peek of it around the headland.

We've read you can get closer to it, but only at very low tide and there is only a short window, so best not to risk it and just enjoy the photos here.

Fortunately our new Fabulous North friend Lewis Taylor (Insta - SkyeView Drones) carefully flew his drone and got us these lovely photos. (Including the big header picture).

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There is parking available at Souter Lighthouse, or plenty of car parks along the sea front.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Whitburn Arch was listed in Standing Stone // Tyne And Wear // Whitburn