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Tynemouth Haven

Tynemouth Haven can found at the mouth of the River Tyne and can be easily accessed from Tynemouth Village. Tynemouth Priory towers above. The steep rocky slopes are home to Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbers in the spring/autumn and are a popular stopping off point for migrants, which recently have included Firecrest, Ring Ouzel, Brambling, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler.

There is a small bay with a selection of small boats. A good selection of waders can usually be found on the sandy beach and rocky coastline, especially during low tides.

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Close to the North Tyne Pier, there is a short flight of steps to the left, which provide good views of the coastal cliffs. This is often a good location to view visiting Black Redstarts during the autumn/winter months. Other key species include Fulmar, Kittiwake, and Grey Wagtail.

Photo to the right A Black Redstart by Alan Jack.

Visitors are also recommended to visit the adjacent Tyne Estuary and North Shields Fish Quay.

 

Below is a selection of photos from Tynemouth Haven

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