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Stunning Beaches of the North East

Aug 17, 2007
Tynemouth is a village located on the North-East coast of England at the mouth of the River Tyne, it is, 6 miles from the centre of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

It has stunning beaches with a wide range of water sports, including surfing, sailing, kite surfing, wind surfing, jet ski, sub aqua, swimming and canoeing. Tynemouth has two award winning Blue Flag beaches.

Tynemouth is popular locally for its beaches. Long sands is wide and sandy, with rolling surf. In recent years it has become a well known surfing beach, and has hosted international surfing competitions. Tynemouth Long sands is home to the Oneill British National Surfing Championships with the 2005 event attracting the largest audiences to date. King Edwards Bay is a smaller, more secluded beach next to the priory.

On the headland overlooking the river are the Tynemouth Priory and Castle, dating back to the 11th Century. The village itself is now a conservation area mostly comprised of buildings from the 18th and 19th century. Tynemouth Priory and Castle, an English Heritage managed attraction stands at the end of Front Street and is a site of religious significance as well as a burial place of kings and saints.

Tynemouth has a boating lake, the Long sands Mini Golf and the Childhood Memories Toy Museum. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum charts the history of the worlds first volunteer Life Brigade.

Nearby is the monument to Admiral Lord Collingwood which was erected in 1845 by public subscription. Newcastle born, Collingwood led the fleet into action at the Battle of Trafalgar as Nelsons second in command and is buried in St. Pauls Cathedral. Striking a heroic pose, his statue gazes resolutely across the mouth of the Tyne and out to the North Sea. The four guns on the plinth of the 23 metre high monument were taken from the Royal Sovereign, which Collingwood captained at Trafalgar

Arrival and orientation Tynemouth Station, first built in 1882 and Grade II listed since the late 1970s, is the gateway to the faded grandeur of the surrounding village. Every ten minutes red and yellow Metro trains stop below the elegant wrought iron and glass roof, held up by ornately carved beams winding up to red brick chimneys and cloudy skies. Double footbridges arch between wide platforms that house Bric-a-brac and Arts and Crafts markets every weekend. Outside the station, across the small car park and opposite a cluster of neat suburban gardens.
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Douglas Scott works and writes for A Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The North East Rental Site
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