"Thank you, we all had a magical day and it was a first for our daughter to feel the splash of those waves!" 


You will find our storage unit behind 'The Square' adjacent to the public toilets, our logo is displayed on the door.

Nearest town


Post code

NE66 3EW


Two disabled parking bays are available in the Square (accessed by lowering a chain barrier which must be refastened after entry), these are free to blue badge holders. The main car park is on the brow of the hill before reaching the village, however there is then a steep descent into the village which may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Access to the beach

From our storage unit head back towards the square where you will find the concrete ramp leading down to the beach. This looks out to St Mary's Haven.

At the bottom of the ramp there is a substantial stretch of soft sand which can be an effort to cross. This should be taken into consideration when booking.

Once over the soft sand there is a long stretch of harder sand near the waters edge, a great place for exploring the 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 Newton-by-the-Sea, we usually have

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


Public toilet facilities are available and can be found adjacent to our storage unit. There is a disabled toilet available, please note due to the size of the space it may not be suitable for all powered chairs.


Well behaved dogs are welcomed on the beach all year round. In bird breeding season there may be local restrictions in place about keeping dogs on leads. For detailed information you can check Northumberland County Council Website Opens in a new window.

About the area

Low Newton-by-the-Sea is a picturesque village on the Northumberland Coast. An open ended square of cream-washed cottages look out onto a glorious sandy beach and secluded bay.

Tucked off the beaten track the beach can often be very quiet out of season.

It is the home of one of Northumberland's most attractive fresh water nature reserves. There is a wheelchair accessible bird hide with a lowered viewing station available.



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

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…

Exciting news from South Shields Surf School

We consider ourselves lucky to work alongside the surf school who have always supported us. Last year our chairs were used to get people to…

Thank you to the Coastal Custodian Community

We were absolutely thrilled to receive a donation of £2000 raised by the Coastal Custodian Community. This money was raised specifically to be used towards…

BANE awarded North East Small Charity of the Year

For the last 6 years the North East Charity Awards have been celebrating and recognising the work of our North East charities and social enterprises,…

Whitley Bay Town Cup 2019

THE WHITLEY BAY TOWN CUP is awarded annually to any organisation that has taken part in or brought about an outstanding event in the town.…


Where are the Beach Wheelchairs located?

Please check out our Locations pages to see where we currently have equipment located. It may be possible to borrow equipment in other areas –…

How much does it cost?

This is a FREE service. We want beaches to be accessible so do not make a charge for loan of the beach wheelchairs. The schemes…

Is there a hoist?

There are currently hoists at Whitley Bay and South Shields. You must bring your own sling and your carer must be qualified to use the…