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“Neglected Marsden”
Review of Marsden Beach

Marsden Beach
South Shields
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Neglected Marsden”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I often walk on Marsden Beach early in the morning with my dog and have seen it become more and more destroyed and neglected in recent years. The derelict lifeguard/first aid station is a complete wreck and the metal shuttering has been broken away by vandals who light fires and make a general mess around the area. The concrete steps onto the beach are breaking up and have been semi-sealed off by rusting metal barriers that add to the general downtrodden look. The beach itself is a small curving bay with a lovely outlook accessed by a long steep set of sloping concrete steps running from the main Coast Road at the top, all the way down to the bottom of the cliffs. The beach shares its outlook with the Grotto Pub which has a lift shaft from the car park down to the terrace actually right on the beach facing Marsden Rock, a well known cormorant colony and could be a real tourist attraction but for the neglect. Long overdue a tidy up but the fact that there is no development here is also part of the attraction.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Province of Varese, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Pirats cove”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Superb place to go see. Lovely stroll along the beach and collect stones. Elevator takes you down , so ideal for handicapped. The food is ok and good for the price. Just the toilets could have been cleaner and not so smelly.

Visited February 2014
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Thank DON4649
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nothing special.”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

It's nice beach, but access it's not really easy. I am kind of dissapointed, but maybe it was because of weather.

Visited January 2014
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Thank masztalski
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Ruggard”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Marsden bay is a natural bay which is backed by steep cliffs it is accessed by steep steps but the effort is worth it. A bird watchers paradise. It has no facilities apart from and old smugglers den which has been converted into a pub. Oh and the pub has a ghost which is apparently one of the old smugglers.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Freddie4B
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Access not easy”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Lovely beach and cliffs, however the steps down are old and worn not the easiest, and the lift belongs to the Pub , So its quite difficult if you have needs or a dog to take

Visited November 2013
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