"I really enjoyed actually getting on the sand last Saturday. Has made my year. "


We are situated in a blue container at the bottom of the ramp at the South end of the beach. You will find us right beside Crusoe's, who very kindly sponsor our container. Our logo can be seen on the side & front of the container.

Generally equipment at this site needs to be booked in advance.

Nearest town


Post code

NE30 4HH


Parking is available down one side of the ramp.  This is pay parking but free to blue badge holders. There are 3 designated disabled parking spaces right next to our container. They can sometimes be difficult to spot when the weather has moved sand over them.  The RingGo location code for the car park is 5879.

There is additional parking on Tynemouth Front Street and car parks, and limited spaces on the roadside opposite the hotel.

Access to the beach

There is long ramp and car park which leads down to the beach, access is opposite The Grand Hotel.

Initial access to the beach is onto very soft sand just passed just our container. Once you are on the beach there is a slight slope towards the sea. While this may not seem significant as you head off, on returning the combination of incline and soft sand can make the chairs more difficult to push.

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 on the Tideschart website Opens in a new window.


At Tynemouth, we usually have

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


Next to our container is Crusoe's and Crusoe's Street Food, both have flat access. They both serve hot and cold food and drinks as well as ice cream and cake! There are also lots of lovely cafes in Tynemouth.

Public toilet facilities are available behind Crusoe's, however the disabled toilet is located inside Crusoe's Café, this is for use by anyone, not just customers.

The nearest Changing Place can be found at North Shields Customer First CentreOpens in a new window.


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

About the area

The lovely Longsands beach stretches for a mile. Every day it is cleaned and raked by North Tyneside Council so provides a good clear surface for a beach jaunt.

To the North of Longsands is Cullercoats Bay and to the South is King Edwards Bay and the North Tyne Pier.

Nearby Tynemouth village is a popular place for people from far and wide to come for a variety of reasons. It is steeped in history, has some fabulous attractions, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife. A perfect destination for a day trip, the charming village has something to offer everyone.

The dramatic Tynemouth Priory & Castle dominates the headland. The site dates back centuries and is the burial place of Saints and Kings of the old Kingdom of Northumbria.

There are some truly breathtaking walks to take round Tynemouth, the walk along the seafront is stunning and is rewarded with views of golden sandy beaches. The promenade takes you to the historic North Shields Fish Quay.

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.…


When can I use the chair?

The scheme operates all the year round in all locations. Please book in advance by phoning 0300 999 4444 or use the contact us link.…

Will help be available?

Our volunteers are not able to assist in transfers or taking you on to the beach. The user must have an adult helper to assist…

What if the weather turns bad?

We would like to say it is always sunny on the North East Coast but sadly this is not the case and the weather can…