Souter Lighthouse and The Leas are both National Trust properties, and are located on the South Tyneside coastline. This blog focusses on the natural beauty of the area, and the constant changes and discoveries we see in our nature and wildlife.

Souter Lighthouse is hooped in red and white and can be found standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter is a special place all year round and was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity.

To the north The Leas is a two and a half mile stretch of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland. The cliffs and rock stacks of Marsden Bay are home to nesting Herring Gulls, Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Cormorants and Razorbills. South of the lighthouse is Whitburn Coastal Park and Nature Reserve – reclaimed colliery land, now a haven for wildlife.

Click on the links at the top of the page to find out more about each part of the property.

If you want to get in touch, you can always leave a comment below or pop into the lighthouse. You can also find Souter Lighthouse and The Leas on twitter and facebook. Visit the official Souter Lighthouse and The Leas website, where you can find out about Souter’s events, visiting times, and holiday cottages.

All photographs, videos and images shown on ‘A Changing Coast’ are credited where possible. If your image has appeared on here, and you would like to be credited or have the image/s removed, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Remember, ‘A Changing Coast’ does not make money. It is a free to use blog, created simply to share our love for the coastline with you (the coastline is, of course, free to visit all year round). Therefore, no images that appear here have been used for financial gain.
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