Tynemouth (/ˈtaɪnmaʊθ/) is a village and a historic former county borough in Tyne and Wear, England, at the mouth of the River Tyne, 8 miles (13 km) east-northeast of Newcastle on Tyne.Historically part of Northumberland. It is administered as part of the borough of North Tyneside, but until 1974 was an independent county borough, which included North Shields. It had a population of 17,056 in 2001. The population of the Tynemouth ward of North Tyneside was 10,472 at the 2011 Census.
Its chronicles dates help to an Iron Age settlement, and its strategic position on a headland overlooking the mouth of the Tyne continued to be important through to the Second World War. Its historic buildings, dramatic views and award-winning beaches attract visitors from approaching the world. The heart of the town, known by residents as “The village”, has popular coffee-shops, pubs and restaurants. It is a prosperous Place with comparatively costly housing stock, ranging from Georgian terraces to Victorian ship-owners’ houses to 1960s “executive homes”. It is represented at Westminster by the Labour MP Alan Campbell.
Tynemouth was listed in the 2018 Sunday Times report on best places to liven up in Northern England.