"One of my clients is 56 and had never experienced [the sea] before, she did nothing but giggle."


Blyth South is a long, wide, golden stretch of sandy beach, backed by a system of sand dunes which are a haven for wildlife and a designated area of Special Nature Conservation.

Nearest town


Post code

NE24 3PL


Parking is available towards the northern end of the beach on the edge of the town of Blyth, at the Mermaid Car Park, off the B1329, post code NE24 3PL.

Access to the beach

From our container the path takes you past the Blyth Battery tea room and there are slopes to both the east and west sides of the beach.

The east side beach runs towards Blyth. This is the longer side but care needs to be taken as there can sometimes be large pebbles at the end of the easterly slope.

The west side is a shorter stretch of beach.

When the tide is high there can be very little beach to make use of, so it’s always advisable to check the tides before you come. You can do this using the Tide Times website Opens in a new window.


At Blyth, we usually have

Please be aware the equipment available may change as we sometimes move equipment between sites.


Coastline chip shop Opens in a new window has level access and disabled toilet.

The Dave Stephens Centre Opens in a new window has public toilets including a large disabled toilet, outside water tap and a small team room.


Restrictions are in place on certain areas of the beach between May & October. For detailed information you can check Northumberland County Council Website Opens in a new window.

About the area

Coastline chip shop and Ice cream Parlour Opens in a new window and the Dave Stephens Centre Opens in a new window are at the Mermaid car park entrance.

Blyth Battery Opens in a new window have a small tea room with outside seating and during the summer season there can be events at the Battery.

There is a large children's play-park including a climbing wall.

There is a tarmac path along the top of the dunes all the way to Seaton Sluice.

There is currently a new development taking place which will bring new retail and food outlets to the car park area.

Beach huts can be booked through Active Northumberland Opens in a new window for a day rate, but this is in high demand so booking well in advance is recommended.

Upcoming events

Wheelchair line up 2022

After the success of our first event in 2019, we are thrilled to say we will be holding our second North East Wheelchair Line up…

Wheelchair line up 2022

Coming soon on August 29th (Bank Holiday Monday). Further details coming soon!

Latest news

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Temporary closure at Whitley Bay

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News from Newton!

Have you been to Newton by the Sea recently? If you have you may have noticed some accessibility improvements! While we want everyone to enjoy…

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting is taking place on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm and will be held in the Sandpiper pub, Farringdon Road, North Shields.…

Cresswell to welcome a hippocampe

Cresswell will become the latest beach in Northumberland to have a beach wheelchair! This beautiful hippocampe was put together yesterday and will be delivered to…

Could you be a volunteer?

Everything that happens here at BANE happens because of a volunteer. We are currently looking for additional volunteers for Whitley Bay and a pool of…

Wheelchair line up 2022

After the success of our first event in 2019, we are thrilled to say we will be holding our second North East Wheelchair Line up…

Newton by the Sea…coming 17th July!

Finally we are thrilled to announce that loan of equipment at Newton-by-the-Sea will be live on 17th July! We will have a beach walker and…

First hippocampe available in Beadnell

We are excited to announce that the first chair to be based at Beadnell beach will be available to use from Good Friday. Massive thanks…


What do I need to bring?

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