Souter Point Lighthouse, National Trust, Open Daily Feb-Nov, Admission Charge

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Disability parking 100 yards away, and disability toilet, and baby changing facilities.There are stairs to the top of the lighthouse.

Brief description

The first purpose-built electric lighthouse in the world, with its engine room and keeper's cottage also on view. Adjacent to the north is the nature-rich area of the Leas and to the south is Whitburn Coastal Park. There is a play area, picnic area, and numerous events and activities. Dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds only .

Further Information


Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR6 7NH



0191 529 3161


Opening Hours:

For current opening times and admission charges please see its website


Situated and signposted on the east side of the A183 (Coast Road). OS NZ 408641


The nearest railway stations are East Boldon and South Shields (Tyne & Wear Metro) both 3 miles away. There are buses that serve the local area. For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.


There are baby changing facilities. On site there is a café serving light lunches, soup, cakes and refreshments. For its opening times please see the venue's website.

There are bars, restaurants, hotels and guest houses in the local area. There are museums and also shopping centres in neighbouring towns, South Shields to the north and Sunderland to the south.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)