North Tyneside has a number of suburbs from Benton, Killingworth and Forest Hall through to Monkseaton, Northumberland Park and Preston Village. All areas are easily accessible via the Coast Road, A19, various bus services and the Tyne and Wear Metro. There is also an international ferry terminal at Royal Quays that can take you off to locations in Norway, Holland and Sweden.
The area has a number or large retail parks, the Silverlink, Royal Quays and Boundary Mills, along with all your major supermarkets such as Morrisons, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, M & S and lots of smaller independent traders as well. Tynemouth Metro Station has a market on Saturdays and Sundays, offering everything from fresh fruit and veg to paintings, plants, pottery & all the nik naks you don’t really need for your home!
Running along the north side of the river Tyne, North Tyneside offers a range of activities from walking, cycling and fishing along the river’s edge and North Shields Fish Quay or along the various beaches from Tynemouth through to Cullercoats and Whitley Bay (St Mary’s Light House). If you’re a history buff then Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman Fort of Segedunum are a must. The area also has a strong history of ship building and coal mining.
North Tyneside also benefits from a great selection of pubs and restaurants, bars and cafes, from Crusoe’s Cafe on Long Sands beach in Tynemouth to the Rendezvous Cafe on the Northern Promenade in Whitley Bay. North Shields Fish Quay offers a selection of eateries including a variety of cheap and cheerful Italian Restaurants (Sambuca’s) to more upmarket dining experiences at Staith’s House or Ivins Brasserie. Or why not just grab some freshly cooked fish & chips and enjoy the sea air and stunning views!