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Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NH. OS Grid Ref: 88:NZ408641
Opened in 1871 Souter remains an iconic beacon. Hooped in red and white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter is a special place all year round and was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity.
To the north The Leas is a two and a half mile stretch of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland. The cliffs and rock stacks of Marsden Bay are home to nesting Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Cormorants, Shags and Guillemots. South of the lighthouse is Whitburn Coastal Park and Nature Reserve – reclaimed colliery land, now a haven for wildlife.
Dogs on leads in grounds only.Click here to find out more about Souter Lighthouse and The Leas.
Use this link to The National Trust's dog walking page for more information for responsible dog walkers including a range of other suitable locations to walk their dogs (most, if not all, of these are included elsewhere in our Walks and Beaches Directory).