St. Mary’s Island was originally part of Northumberland but when Tyne and Wear was formed the county boundary included the Island in Tyne and Wear.
Built in 1898 the lighthouse has been a landmark on the coast for many years, guiding seafarers until it was made redundant and is now a museum.
The Island and lighthouse are reached along a causeway which is covered by the rising tide twice each day. So, if you are caught out on the Island you have a wait!
We have a website with more pages of photos of this lighthouse – St Mary’s Island