Beaches & Coast

South Shields - more than the traditional seaside town

Escape to award-winning beaches, coastal walks, stunning parks and fantastic days out.

Sandhaven Beach

Long stretches of golden sands are backed by sand dunes and promenade.

Marsden Bay

A beautiful bay with stunning views and spectacular rock formations.

Littlehaven Beach and Promenade

A beautiful beach surrounded by a new promenade and sheltered by the South Pier at the mouth of the river.

The Leas

The South Tyneside coastline offers breathtaking views, scenic walks, sparkling seas and rich history.

Visiting our beaches

Useful information on car parking, dogs on beaches and lots more that will help you make the most of your visit.