Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NG, GB
This is the main "Marsden Rock" after 1/2 of it collapsed. Compare it to the big picture on the opening page...
Cormorants nest on the rock (it was the biggest colony in the North East) and a whole variety of other birds nest in the cliffs, especially Kittewakes with their distinctive self-naming call.
Fondest memory: More information on this area of the North East coast can be found on my Sunderland page.
The rock stacks of the Marsden coast are best seen from the cliff top walk. You can walk this entire section from Souter Lighthouse to South Shields. Marsden is about 1/2 way between these two.
Fondest memory: We enjoy going here to visit the lighthouse and to see the rocks and the seabirds that nest on them and in the cliffs. It's really nice on a sunny day, at any time of year.