Approaches to Blyth Harbour are clear and straightforward from the South, but the wind turbines on the Eastern pier which were a good landmark have been taken down; a single large wind turbine remains in the vicinity of the Lead in lights At night the lighthouse at the end of the East Pier (Fl(4)10s) has a good range, and approaches from the South are covered by its white sector (safe) sector. See full pilotage details:
The green starboard hand Blyth Buoy has been removed.
Any approach from the North is complicated by the two offshore wind turbines on North Spit and rocky patches projecting seawards from the East Pier, The Sow and The Pigs. It is necessary to maintain at least half a mile's offing to clear these, and even a high water it is not safe to attempt to cross them. Also be aware of the huge weather station mast three miles ENE of Blyth which has an all round light flashing U (di di dah) which should not be confused with the flashing light on a cardinal mark. ... read more
There is no commercial marina here, but visiting yachtsman or motorboaters entering the South Harbour will see the pontoons belonging to the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, who maintain visitors berths. Berthing is on the outside of the most northerly pontoon... ie the first one you come to. ... read more