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St Mary's Island Car Park

St Mary's Island Car Park

Whitley Bay, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE26 4RS

This car park is a favourite place for aurora spotters in the North East! Being within easy travel distance from Newcastle and South Shields the location is away from the worst of nearby light pollution with clear views towards the North and North-East across the sea. Photo by David Darlington.


St Mary's Island Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 08/08/22

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  • 09/08/22

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  • 09/08/22

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Weather forecast for Whitley Bay (beach) (1.5 miles away) updated 07/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm

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    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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    Sunday 14th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 14th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (11.8 miles away)

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