St Mary's Island Car Park

St Mary's Island Car Park

Whitley Bay, Newcastle, 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.


Weather forecast

  • 25/09/21

    18° 5%
  • 25/09/21

    18° 4%
  • 26/09/21

    17° 7%
  • 26/09/21

    17° 5%

Weather forecast for Whitley Bay (beach) (1.5 miles away) updated 25/09/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 30th September 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Low Hauxley, Newcastle, NE65 0JR (17.4 miles away)

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  • Museum of the Moon talk and stargazing at Durham Cathedral

    Wednesday 6th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Durham Cathedral, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EH (21.0 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Northumberland Park with Sunderland Astronomical Society

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Northumberland Park – North Shields, King Edward Road, North Shields, NE30 2ES (3.6 miles away)

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  • Museum of the Moon talk and stargazing at Durham Cathedral

    Tuesday 12th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Durham Cathedral, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EH (21.0 miles away)

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  • Newcastle Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 21st October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Summerhill Bowling Club, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle, NE4 6EH (9.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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    Widdrington, Morpeth, NE61 5EQ (13.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Brewers Cottage – Hexham

    Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, NE46 1SX (27.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Aln Valley Cottages

    Whittingham, Alnwick, NE66 4SJ (28.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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