Standing on the dunes overlooking Blyth beach are a group of buildings that are noticeable yet inconspicuous.
At first glance, a visitor may mistake them for utility buildings or coast guard facilities, possibly due to the iconic and colourful beach huts nestled alongside them. However inside is a real treasure and one of the finest jewels in Blyth's crown.
A WW1 and WW2 coastal defence artillery battery turned museum run by dedicated volunteers.Read More
The Northumberland coast is famed for its long stretches of sandy beaches, and Blyth’s south beach is no exception.
An area of natural beauty visitors can take in the stunning coastal views, see the multi-coloured beach huts, visit the local fish and chip restaurant (or take-away) or take a walk along the promenade and winding dune path.
If you come to Blyth, you have to visit the Beach. It is the law.Read More
Blyth Quayside is a prime example of old meets new. A thriving port with elements of culture and history dotted along the docks. See the “Spirit of the Staithes” statue, watch the 76-metre high wind-power turbine at work, or visit Blyth’s Tall Ship – Williams II.
With easy access to the town centre, a hotel with spectacular views of the river, a restaurant right at the edge of the water – a walk along the Quayside is definitely on the to-do list when in south-east Northumberland.Read More
Blyth Ridley Park
Nestled between the Quayside and the Beach is the much-loved oasis known as Blyth Ridley Park. An award-winning park cared for by the local authorities and group of volunteers – “The Friends of Ridley Park”, it is bustling with natural beauty and a great place for children to play.
Boasting two play parks, a water play area, tennis court, bird feeding stations, and basketball net it is a popular picturesque spot for family walks throughout the year.Read More
Blyth Tall Ship
The Williams II is a 36-meter gaff-rigged ketch Tall Ship. It is Blyth’s homage to the history of shipbuilding and a centrepiece in a project helping young people acquire new skills. Berthed on Blyth Quayside, Williams II will one day soon recreate the journey of Blyth’s original tall ship to Antarctica.
Blyth Tall Ship holds regular open days and works with local community groups to improve the lives of those in the area. A visit to Blyth would be incomplete without a visit to see Northumberlands Premier Tall Ship.Read More
Dave Stephens Centre
Overlooking the North East Coast on South Beach promenade is a building that quaintly resembles a ship. A more recent addition to the beachfront, The Dave Stephens Centre offers WC and changing facilities, a meeting room, a café with fabulous views, and is home to Blyth Life Guards.
Open throughout the year the centre is the local meeting point for various fitness groups and water sport enthusiasts whose activities take place on or around the Beach.Read More
The Phoenix Theatre
The Phoenix Theatre is the go-to location for those wishing to enjoy live performances in South East Northumberland. Located on the corner of Beaconsfield Street and Wellington Street, it is a two-minute walk from the town centre.
A base for the Young Phoenix group and focal point for all things musical and theatrical the Phoenix is a 300 seat theatre that runs live performances most weeks of the year.Read More