North Tyneside Council now operates the Lighthouse as a visitor centre, through the Libraries and Museums service.
Facilities include a popular shop and an exhibition/meeting room, which is available for hire.
Visitors can climb the 137 steps to the top of the Lighthouse, which provides spectacular views of the North East coast. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rock pools, cliff top grassland, a beach and a wetland habitat.
Further services provided include an educational service and organised activities during some school holidays.
Please check opening times, which are variable due to the tidal nature of the island and how to find us for further details.
St Mary’s Lighthouse
St Mary’s Island
Tel: 0191 200 8652