South Shields is also the perfect spot for scuba divers, with a number of shipwrecks off the coast to explore, particularly beside the pier.
South Tyneside also offers a variety of sailing conditions, whether they are in the calmer waters of the Tyne Harbour or along the beautiful scenic coastline.
Launch ramp permits are available from South Tyneside Council on 0191 454 7989.
South Shields Sailing Club is located on Harbour Drive in South Shields. The sailing club offers some of the finest facilities in the area. For more information on the Sailing Club contact 0191 456 5821.
Canoeing is also a popular pastime in the borough with many sheltered coves nestled into the cliffs to explore.
Water Activity Centre
South Tyneside's Water Activities Centre is based on the seafront next to the Littlehaven Beach.
They can deliver a range of exciting water activities for groups including:
A range of qualification courses are also provided through the centre. All staff are fully trained, qualified and teach water safety skills as part of any activity.