Coastal Artillery Battery, Blyth Links

Coastal Artillery Battery, Blyth Links, Northumberland NE24 3PL View on map

Artillery battery built in 1916 to defend the submarine base in Blyth Harbour. An observation post was added and the gun emplacements altered during World War II. The buildings are constructed of concrete and steel and were designed to withstand shelling but were not intended to stand in the long term. English Heritage, as was, part-funded a programme that has repaired several structures on the site but further works are required.


Opening Arrangements

Open from 17 March 2018 to 30 September 2018: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. Guided Tours of the site are available when possible.


Blyth Battery is just off the A193 at South Beach, Blyth, between Blyth and Seaton Sluice. Follow the brown signs to the beach car park; when you reach the car park continue to the very far end and look for the grey and pink concrete buildings, behind Fort House Education Centre.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes