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Marsden

Listed under Beaches in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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A sandy bay sheltered by limestone cliffs near South Shields on South Tyneside. The beach is overlooked by the 139ft high Marsden rock which is renowned for its seabird colonies. Noted for a spectacular seven mile circular walk over Cleadon Hills and along the sea cliffs, Marsden is also steeped in the North East’s industrial past. Limestone was mined at the Old Quarry from the 1870’s, and the derelict limekilns still stand on the cliff tops.

There’s also is an unusual a pub at the base of cliffs in Marsden Bay, accessed via a lift from the cliff top, and with several bars in the surrounding caves.

Written by  Thomas Bell.

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