St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny Bait Island,
just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England.
The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.
It no longer functions as a working lighthouse, & it is easily accessible (when the tide is out) and is open to visitors and has a small museum, a visitor's centre, and a cafe.
The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 by the John Miller company of Tynemouth, using 645 blocks of stone and 750,000 bricks. It was built on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light would have acted as a guide to passing ships. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1984.
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arnie (1773) 2014-03-14 3:50
Another cracking shot, good use of the light available,
very sharp good detail, the boat and the joggers.
Taken from a good POV. Did you count the bricks and stones yourself.
Royaldevon (27843) 2014-03-14 13:20
Welcome to TE.
This is a very well composed shot to show this lighthouse off at it its best. The causeway makes a natural guide to the pristine lighthouse, which is strongly positioned in the frame and makes a striking focal point.
The figures add a sense of scale and animate the scene.
Is the keeper's cottage still habitable?
My warm regards,