Set in the heart of the North Shields community, The Beacon Shopping Centre is a hub for a wide variety of activities. We offer a wide range of shops and services, including fashion, home products, phones and food, with many stores open seven days a week, including bank holidays. Fully pedestrianised and supervised by security at all times, The Beacon offers a safe and welcoming environment that is a central part of the community. With in-store promotions, and regular events throughout the year, we provide a shopping experience away from the hustle and bustle of city centre shops.
How to get there
With North Shields Metro station on the doorstep and excellent bus links, The Beacon Shopping Centre is easily accessible for residents and visitors alike. We are conveniently located in the centre of North Shields, all on one level, and main entrances are fitted with automated doors to facilitate access. We provide car parking adjacent to the shopping centre, and wifi is available throughout the centre complex.
From the South head up the A19, through the newly improved Tyne Tunnel (toll fee due) and follow the signs for North Shields town centre.
From the North head down the A19 turning off when you see the signs for Wallsend, Royal Quays. Follow signs for North Shields town centre.
When you arrive by car, there are over 400 spaces in The Beacon car park, adjacent to the shopping centre.
North Shields metro station is immediately opposite the shopping centre, with trains stopping every 10-15 minutes.
Various buses regularly stop outside the shopping centre. These include services #1, 1A, 17, 17A, 53, 57, 80, and 333, giving you a chance to travel from as far as Newcastle and Cramlington.
Visitors can also use the ferry service across the Tyne river.
Specific details about these services can be found at the following links:
Parking- FREE PARKING THIS CHRISTMAS 1-26 DECEMBER. Normal parking rates are highlighted below
Adjacent to the shopping centre is a multi-storey car park with more than 400 parking bays, 13 disabled bays and 7 parent & toddler bays.
Parking charges are as follows:
Up to 2 hours £1.00
2-4 hours £1.50
4+ hours £2.50
Sundays – FREE
Car Park Opening Times:
The car park is open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sundays.
Centre Opening Hours this Christmas:
Please note, individual retailer opening hours may vary from those shown below. You can check individual store opening times here.
Mon 18 – Fri 22 Dec 09.00 – 19.00
Sat 23 Dec 09.00 – 17.30
Sun 24 Dec 10.00 – 16.00
Mon 25 Dec CLOSED
Tue 26 Dec 10.00-16.00
Wed 27 -Sat 30 Dec 09.00- 17.30
Sun 31 Dec 10.00 – 16.00
Mon 1 Jan Centre Closed