About Tynemouth - Longsands

This deceptively long stretch of beach offers something for everyone. Popular with beginners and surf schools, as well as those chasing the heavier peaks out back. Pretty consistent and produces good banks that work through the tides. This beach has produced a number of world class and pro surfers.

Source: Tynemouth - Longsands Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for all levels, popular with beginners.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty relaxed vibe, lots of local surfers started here so pretty cordial.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get crowded, especially during weekends.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can be excellent in clean, medium sized swells.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Not too bad unless big.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

OK, can be nasty after heavy rains due to proximity to the River Tyne.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds.

Access

Parking along sea front on Grand Parade and a car park in the middle of the bay.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, sup, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Works year round, but best September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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