Getting here is simple, whether you're travelling by car or using public transport.

Entrance to the Beacon of Light

By Car

Our postcode is SR5 1SN.

Free parking is available in the green or blue car parks and then it is a short walk to the Beacon entrance.

Blue badge parking is available and can be accessed via the Sunderland Aquatic Centre’s car park off Vaux Brewery Way.

By Rail and Metro

Sunderland is serviced by the Tyne and Wear Metro railway system, connecting the city to Newcastle East Coast mainline and Newcastle International Airport.

Trains run approximately every 10 minutes with the Stadium of Light and St Peter’s stations (the closest of the two) just a few minutes walk away.

By Bus

There are regular bus services to and from Stadium Park, with a bus stop outside the front entrance to the Beacon.

Services are available from Go North East and Stagecoach.

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am - 10pm
Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
Thursday: 9am - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm