This is the moment a taxi ended up stuck on a beach.
A Blueline driver was pictured next to his beached vehicle in the sand at Tynemouth on Sunday morning.
The picture shows the front tyres lodged deep with sand covering the bonnet of the car.
It is believed after accepting a job, the private hire driver drove down the slope off Beverley Terrace and ended up trapped on the seafront.
The taxi firm blamed “inconsiderate” drivers for the mishap and said no customers were affected.
A bystander, who pictured the incident opposite St George’s Church at about 1.30am, says the driver attempted to turn around on the beach after making the wrong turn.
The member of the public said: “The driver got a job and took a wrong turn down the slope to the seafront. They thought it would be fine to turn around on the beach.
“Luckily he got pulled out without any damage, it would have been a different story if the tide had been coming in.”
It is believed the taxi was pulled out of the sand a short time later by a 4x4 vehicle.
A spokesperson for Blueline Taxis said: “When one of our drivers attended at The View Bar and Restaurant at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth to pick up customers, he was forced onto the edge of the beach in order to turn around as vehicles were inconsiderately parked on the road.
“The taxi was towed off the sand and the driver was able to continue work, picking us his customers and taking them home safely.
“There was no damage to the vehicle or the beach.
“If all motorists could park more considerately, especially at difficult to access venues such as The View, we are sure all taxi drivers and their customers would be very grateful.”