return this part of the coastline to a more natural environment
The work involves:
demolishing the disused former Marsden Lifeguard Station and canoe store - these were closed for many years, and were at an increasing risk of collapse - demolishing the buildings helped to return the area to a more natural environment
rebuilding Redwell Steps - the concrete on the lower steps was particularly vulnerable to natural coastal erosion, so they are being replaced with a more sustainable timber and steel structure
Access to Marsden Bay
You can access Marsden Bay from Camel Island and Marsden Grotto during the work.
The Marsden Bay Improvement Project is being led by South Tyneside Council in partnership with the National Trust. The project has been part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund under the SeaScapes Project with £100,000 towards the demolition costs.