The Beacon (also known as the Herd Groyne) stands proudly at the mouth of the Tyne and has welcomed generations of mariners into South Shields harbour.
Built in 1882, it has not only become a famous north eastern landmark but also a famous trademark. When John Barbour established himself in South Shields in 1894, the Beacon would have been an obvious choice as the name for his protective outerwear.
Barbour Beacon represents the best in quality outdoor clothing, guaranteed to be waterproof and fit for purpose. Now it's the go-to brand for those who want to look sharp whatever the weather.