Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse standing proud.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Eating and shopping

A selection of cakes and scones on the counter at Souter Lighthouse cafe

Eating at Souter Lighthouse 

Take time out to indulge in delicious refreshments in the Lighthouse Cafe or grab a snack on the go from our kiosk on The Leas. Browse our second hand bookshop for your next good read, perfect with a cuppa and cake.

A child pours whisked eggs from a jug into a mixing bowl while stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon.

Souter Lighthouse recipes 

A selection of our favourite recipes for you to make at home.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Things to see and do

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

The Souter Saunter 

Take the Souter Saunter and discover much more than a lighthouse standing alone on the coast.

A boy and girl sit on the grass looking at an insect they have found

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Souter  

Tick some mini-adventures off your list.

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Places to stay

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 1, Tyne & Wear

As part of the lighthouse, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the coast.

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2, Tyne & Wear

A cliff top cottage neighbouring the iconic lighthouse.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Wildlife

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Learning

Schoolchildren in a classroom work on a craft activity

Learning with Souter Lighthouse 

We've developed a series of classroom-based activities inspired by Souter Lighthouse, the coastline and its wildlife.

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.

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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