"Seaton Sluice" Blyth by maykal

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OK...not strictly Blyth...but you can see Blyth from here, so stop whingeing.

Seaton Sluice is a wild and mostly deserted stretch of sand, backed by dunes, just north of Whitley Bay and Newcastle's city limits. The old village centre retains quite a lot of charm, what with a river with steep-sided banks, lots of fishing boats, and a pub on an "island" connected by bridge. Just a shame about the busy road behind, although the beach is usually windy so you can't actually hear the cars once you're past the dunes.

Go at low tide, otherwise you'll be wondering what all the fuss is about. At low tide, the beach is wide and great for walking along...once the tide is in, there's not much to walk on. Blyth and its power station and wind farm is very visible at the north end of the beach, but you can always look the other way! ;@P

South of the village, coastal paths take you through a nature reserve on the clifftops to St Mary's Island and eventually Whitley Bay, where you can get the metro back into the city.

Oh...and the chippy in the village does an enormous fish supper :)

  • Last visit to Blyth: Jul 2007
  • Intro Written Jul 12, 2007
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