This beautiful bay, and the rest of the coastline, is one of nature's greatest gifts.
Our historic coastline
Admire the spectacular views of Marsden Bay and Marsden Rock, home to one of England's most important seabird colonies with thousands of pairs of kittiwakes, fulmars, gulls and cormorants.
Above the bay is the The Leas, a two mile stretch of grassy land designated as a site of special scientific interest. It's is a great spot for walking, cycling and flying kites.
Enjoy lots of seaside fun
The cliff top path around the bay, and along the rest of the bays that make up the South Tyneside coastline, makes for a lovely scenic walk.
Take the lift or the steps to the beach below, where you can go rockpooling to catch some crabs or mussles, see up close the stunning landmarks of Marsden Rock and Camel Island, or skip stones in the sea.
Grab a bite to eat or a quick drink at The Marsden Grotto
If you fancy some refreshment or lunch then make a pit stop at the Marsden Grotto pub.
This is reported to be Europe's only 'cave pub' hewn out of the rocks at a time when smugglers roamed the shores.
Marsden Bay is known locally for its colourful history of smugglers, wrecks and famous ghost John the Jibber who is said to haunt the Grotto!