Taken at Whitley Bay Northumberland

Top ten challenge finalist “Lighthouses” in “Architecture the British Isles” 28th January 2011

Reached between the tides via a short causeway from the car park, St. Mary’s has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island.
Visitors can climb the 137 steps inside the tower to the lantern room to enjoy spectacular views along the North East coast of England. If you cannot manage the steps, a live video facility allows you to experience the same panorama at ground level.

Other exhibits explain the history of the lighthouse and provide insights about the wildlife outside. The small, yet important Nature Reserve comprises rock pools, a beach, freshwater ponds and clifftop grassland and provides habitats for a rich variety of marine life and spectacular flights of resident and migrating seabirds and waders…

Taken with Canon 20D



lighthouse, northumberland, rocks, sea, whitley bay

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Love it Ray, what a beautiful capture.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is a fabulous image Ray, excellent work, Ann

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  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Great capture! Well done!

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    Excellent work!

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    Gorgeous capture, excellent pov and depth

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    excellent shot

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    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

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    Wonderful capture Ray.

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