Become a Citizen Scientist: help us to monitor how the coast is changing by submitting your photographs.

Our new CoastSnap photo points are being installed at locations across North Tyneside, Northumberland and Berwickshire coast. By placing your smartphone in the camera mount, taking a photo, and sharing it with us you can help document our continually changing coastline.

  • Place your smartphone or tablet device on its side in the mount so that the camera is facing the beach through the gap. This is very important as if you don’t use the camera cradle, we can’t use your photo.
  • Take your photo, without using zoom, square or panoramic.
  • Share your photo with us (see how in the next section)

With enough photos taken we can track how the coast is changing over time due to processes such as storms, rising sea levels, and human activities.

How to share your photos

There are three different ways you can share your photographs with us:

Simply email us the photo at (remember to let us know the time and date when the photo was taken)


Share your photo on Facebook, Instagram or X (Twitter) together with the hashtag for the location (shown on the signage given on the photopost)


Download the CoastSnap app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and submit your photos direct from your phone

Get it on Google Play

By sharing your photograph you agree to allowing the Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership and Newcastle University using the image for use in the CoastSnap project.

CoastSnap Locations

CoastSnap posts are being installed at locations across North Tyneside, Northumberland and Berwickshire. Click on the links below for more information about each present locations. Additional sites will be added over the next 12-months.


               #CoastSnapTweedmouth                    #CoastSnapBeadnell                      #CoastSnapAmble 




The original design and idea of CoastSnap belongs to the University of New South Wales, Water Research Laboratory team. CoastSnap is now a global network, to see other locations around the world, please visit the CoastSnap website.