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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Tynemouth, 13 beaches in Tyne and Wear, or check our list of Tyne and Wear Dog Friendly Beaches.

Visit King Edwards Bay Beach


(Get directions)

King Edwards Bay Beach Photos


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 8℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 5.9 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.

Wed 28 Sep
   High Tide at 04:23 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 16:51 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 23:01 (Height 0.94m)
Thu 29 Sep
   High Tide at 04:58 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 17:25 (Height 4.99m)
   Low Tide at 23:36 (Height 1.03m)
Fri 30 Sep
   High Tide at 05:37 (Height 5.12m)
   Low Tide at 12:05 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 18:04 (Height 4.84m)
Sat 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 06:22 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 12:45 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 18:50 (Height 4.63m)
Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:00 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 07:17 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 13:36 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 4.38m)
Mon 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:04 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 08:30 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 14:49 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 21:00 (Height 4.16m)
Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:35 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 10:05 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 16:30 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 4.13m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Where to stay ...

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Nearby beaches…

Something to see and do…

Some more seaside locations in Tyne and Wear