GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Seaton Sluice Walks

4 miles (6 km)

This pretty village sits in a lovely spot on the Northumberland coast near Whitley Bay and Blyth.
This walk takes you along the sea front to the wildlife rich St Mary's Nature Reserve.
You can start the walk at the Seaton Sluice Car Park next to the beach at the northern end of the village. From here you can head south past Rocky Island, Colywell Bay and Crag Point before coming to St Mary's Nature Reserve next to St Mary's Island. The area is a popular bird watching site with the island itself also accessible at low tide by crossing the causeway. Here you can visit the photogenic lighthouse and enjoy fine views towards Whitley Bay.
The route runs for about 2 miles with the option of extending it by continuing on to Whitley Bay where you could pick up the Whitley Bay to Tynemouth Walk.

Postcode

NE26 4RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Seaton Sluice OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Seaton Sluice Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Kings Arms is in a good location next to the harbour at postcode NE26 4RD. The friendly cliff top pub serves good quality food and has a fine selection of drinks.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

One of the highlights of the area is the National Trust's Seaton Delaval Hall. The early 18th century Georgian mansion has an interesting history and is surrounded by some lovely gardens. You can find the property at The Avenue with postcode NE26 4QR.
To the north is the town of Blyth where there are some nice trails along the beach and River Blyth Estuary.

Photos

Seaton Sluice Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1207010

Seaton Sluice Harbour. The bridge on the left carries the A193. The sands and dunes stretch to Blyth

Beach at Seaton Sluice - geograph.org.uk - 1734610

Beach at Seaton Sluice. Looking at the jetty, lighthouse and windfarm at Blyth on a clear day.

Low water in Collywell Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1349967

Low water in Collywell Bay

Crag Point, Hartley Bay. - geograph.org.uk - 571816

Crag Point, Hartley Bay. Cliff fall of upper Crag Point sandstone obscuring Lower Crag Point sandstone at base of cliff. Note fault to left, downthrow north, showing contrast between sandstone and shales.

Hartley Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1736565

Hartley Bay. Looking down to the beach from the coastal footpath. St Mary's Islandcan be seen in the distance

Causeway to St Mary's Island - geograph.org.uk - 1634440

Causeway to St Mary's Island. The notice warns that the route is tidal and subject to fast flooding.

Lighthouse on St. Mary's Island - geograph.org.uk - 3069218

Lighthouse on St. Mary's Island

Across the Green - geograph.org.uk - 960657

Across the Green. Looking across the green at Seaton Sluice with the distinctive Kings Arms to the right

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Seaton Sluice.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)