Raw sewage can discharge from the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) at Tynemouth. If you want to know when your surf spot is polluted in real time, sign up to SAS's Sewage Alert Service at www.sas.org.uk/sewage-alert-service/ and receive a free text when the CSO discharges raw sewage.
The Sewage Alert Service covers over 200 beaches around England and Wales. The CSO at Tynemouth is at North Point Pumping Station. SAS are working with Northumbrian Water to ensure you know when there's a raw sewage spill at Tynemouth. Diffuse pollution can also impact the water quality at Tynemouth. For more information on Tynemouth you can also look at: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/static/documents/bwprofiles/BW_05000_Tynemouth_Long_Sands_North.pdf