The Couple

Northumberland Coast

Rising above the North Sea 300m offshore from Newbiggin's North Beach, British sculptor Sean Henry's immense 2007 bronze creation The Couple, measuring 12m high by 20m wide, depicts a man and woman standing on a pier-like structure looking out to sea. Its installation was part of a major regeneration of the surrounding area, which included shifting 500,000 tonnes of sand to the beach here in an effort to prevent erosion.