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Blyth Harbour Lighthouse

Blyth, Northumberland

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Aerial Photo by Marinas.com more images are available

Photo from Geograph

Photo from Geograph

Wind turbines along the length of the pier walls that lead to the lighthouse
  Photo from Wikipedia

Nearby marina area  Photo by Mike Garratt 

An old photograph shows there to be two lights at the harbour entrance, the second at the end of the pier above I do not think it exists now. It was a simple box with a slit, shown perhaps a little better in the old Photochrome postcard below.

The lighthouse is shown clearly in the old postcard above.

All 3 old prints are from the Camera Images GBPictures archive

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Blyth Harbour Lighthouse, Northumberland

Current status:

in use

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Round brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, mounted on a cylindrical concrete base. The lighthouse is accessed by a long catwalk

Map Link:


Aerial photo:

Marinas.com    Google satellite view

Other photos:

Geograph  photo photo

Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

14 metres  46ft

Height of light above mean sea level:

19 metres  62ft above water

Character of light:

4 white flashes every 4 sec

Wind turbines nearby

Character of fog signal:

3 blasts every 30 s

Range of light:


Owned / run by:

Blyth Harbour Commission

Getting there:

Please see map


From harbour area at Blyth. It can also be seen from nearby sand dunes. No access to lighthouse or catwalk to it.



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