South Shields - more than the traditional seaside town

South Marine Park train SophieSouth Shields is more than a traditional seaside experience, visit us for the day, weekend or longer and take home some unforgettable memories.

From seaside fun, exciting attractions and exhilarating walks to incredible music concerts and festivals, South Tyneside offers a daily adventure for any visitor to the area.

South Shields seafront offers adults and families the chance to stroll down warm, sandy beaches, take a dip in the North Sea, build a sandcastle, write your name in the sand, skip stones or blow those cobwebs away along one of our many breathtaking coastal walks. It's the chance for adults to relive their youth and introduce the fun of the outdoor seaside to children.

South Shields is celebrated for its sandy beaches, golden sand dunes and seaside attractions.

The Sail and Haven PointThere's loads to do. Make a splash on the fun waterslides at Haven Point, enjoy the fun of the fair at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park or let the kids run wild in the massive galleon-shaped indoor soft play area of The Dunes.

Take a stroll along the promenade and you will discover impressive pieces of art and be able to enjoy the stunning views of the golden sandy beaches which lead to soaring cliffs that stretch for as far as the eyes can see.

Enjoy a bite to eat - fish and chips and an icecream is a must - and take a walk through our seafront parks, home to play areas, beautiful views, a boating lake and even a miniature steam railway!

ParadeThe area is well renowned for our events programme, with the beautiful seafront often being a fine setting. The summer long South Tyneside Festival in particular is hugely popular, with major open-air music concerts, performances from local bands, a spectacular parade, fun days and lots more. And it's all free of charge to enjoy!