Marden Quarry Park (Whitley Bay) is situated just 10 minutes walk from Whitley Bay town centre – a striking landscape with mature woodland and limestone grassland. It offers an unusual landscape, as virtually the only exposure of magnesium limestone north of the River Tyne.

It is a local nature reserve too, with a large wildfowl lake supporting breeding birds such as the mute swan, mallard, moorhen, coot, tufted duck and seasonal migrating birds.

The quarry park celebrates its 40th anniversary in November 2017.

If you are interested in joining a Friends group to help care for the park, please contact the Park Warden

Facilities include:

  • Events and activities

  • Free car park

  • Park users can use the toilet facilities at The Quarry pub, situated across the road