Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse standing proud.

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. Our cafe is open daily, with a limited takeaway menu.

A marvel of its age

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Things to see and do

A girl creates a book themed craft

World Book Day downloadable activities 

To celebrate World Book Day this year, we've created some activities for young book lovers to download and enjoy at home.

Evening sun on Souter Lighthouse, Tyne and Wear

Take the Souter Saunter 

Discover a landscape full of history. Once the site of a busy mining community, these cliffs are now home to a solitary lighthouse and thousands of nesting seabirds.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas


A member of staff serving a cup of coffee

Grab a bite to eat

Our tea-room is open and serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas


Souter Lighthouse and The Leas


A child looks at his reflection in a large glass lens in the lantern room of Souter Lighthouse

Learning at Souter Lighthouse 

A beacon of learning for groups of all ages

An artist's impression shows the imagined interior of the planned new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre, with views towards Souter Lighthouse

Plans for new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre  

Discover more about our vision for an eco-friendly visitor and learning centre in Whitburn Coastal Park. A small building with big ideas.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Join or give

A migrating red breasted flycatcher is held in a hand during a bird ringing event

We need your support

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas on the National Trust Collections website