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Latitude: 55° 6.618' N
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From Newcastle head to Tynemouth (following the signs to "Beach"). Once on the sea front head North towards Whitley Bay and Seaton Sluice. Just after Seaton Sluice you have multiple choices, turn right at the roundabout and park to surf Seaton Sluice. Or go straight at the roundabout and along the road and select any car park on the right depending on which part of the beach is working best.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name South Blyth
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, South, SouthEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Blyth beach is a couple miles long, so should never be too busy. The huge pier at the North end can clean up a N swell but does tend to cut the size.
4 main car parks: Seaton Sluice, South Car Park (next to speed camera), Middle Car Park and North Car park (Opposite South Beach Housing Estate).
In my opinion a better spot than Tynemouth. Can handle size pretty well (with a surfable reform close in if its real big), and on a good day can be super steep and hollow. As its such a long beach there is always one part of it working.
The shape of the beach can change quite a bit after storms so its impossible to say which part of the beach is the best except for the following general comments:
In a N swell the N of the beach is usally small so head to the middle car park or Seaton Sluice.
In a S swell, the N end usually catches the most swell.
By ? , 20-10-2005
Blyth or Tynemouth - On a northerly swell if its working at Blyth then its gonna be bigger at tynmouth, but if its working at Tynmouth its gonna be packed there, with a few non too friendly locals spoiling the day.Blyth is always a more sociable spot and on its day can work well.
By anonymous , 16-09-2003
Need some help - I just moved into newcastle and am looking to start surfing, been surfing a few times before but still a total beginer, looks like it might be good to learn on the east coast, much easier than thuso in winter thats for sure......any advice would help. cheers..
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