King Edwards Bay Beach (aka Short Sands)

King Edwards Bay Beach is a sheltered sandy beach backed by cliffs and grassy spaces ideal for families.

The beach sits under Tynemouth Priory and Tynemouth Castle.

The beach is also known as Tynemouth Short Sands after its longer “Long Sands” neighbour.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, shops, food outlets, lifeguards and zoned areas for watersports.

King Edwards Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
King Edwards Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

King Edwards Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
King Edwards Bay beach has dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 13 beaches in Tyne and Wear, or check our list of Tyne and Wear Dog Friendly Beaches.

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King Edwards Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSW)

Tynemouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

King Edwards Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to King Edwards Bay Beach is at RIVER TYNE (NORTH SHIELDS) 2.33 km (1.45 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 02:14 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 4.37m)
   Low Tide at 14:18 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 20:30 (Height 4.64m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 09:21 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 15:17 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 4.34m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:07 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 10:24 (Height 3.99m)
   Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 2.05m)
   High Tide at 22:46 (Height 4.11m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:20 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 11:37 (Height 3.97m)
   Low Tide at 17:58 (Height 2.04m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 00:07 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 06:36 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 12:45 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 19:13 (Height 1.86m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 01:17 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 13:41 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 20:08 (Height 1.63m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 08:23 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 14:26 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 1.40m)

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