Souter Lighthouse & The Leas 2024

Hooped in red & white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity. Opened in 1871.


Address: Coast Road Whitburn Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR6 7NH

  • Telephone: 0191 529 3161
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Daily 10 Feb-3 Nov. 1100-1700. Visit website for more details.


  • By Bus: various
  • By Rail: South Shields / 3 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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