Port of Tyne Authority
This tower shows two lights in different directions, an occulting red/green light with a focal plane of 43 feet, and an occulting white light with a focal plane of 46 feet.
Tower Height: 49
Characteristic and Range: Dir.Oc.R.G., period 10s ( lt. 8s, ec. 2s) / Dir.Oc.W., period 10s
Description of Tower: Red, octagonal cast iron tower on iron pilings.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1882
Date Present Tower Built: 1882
Fog Signal: Bell, one stroke every 5 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The lighthouse can be reached from the parking area at the north end of Harbour Drive.