Work to improve access to beach

Work is underway to improve access to Tynemouth Longsands North beach.

The improvements will see the addition of a new turning place for vehicles at the bottom of the ramp leading down to the beach, plus the installation of new lighting.

Existing footpaths will also be resurfaced and kerb edges will be replaced.

The work is expected to take around five weeks to complete.

Pedestrians will still be able to use the area during the developments, but there will be no vehicle access or parking facilities available until the work is finished.