Seaburn is a seaside resort and suburb of Sunderland, North East England. The village of Whitburn borders the area to the north. To the west and south-west is Fulwell and to the south the coastal resort of Roker.
Virtually all of Seaburn consists of low-density private housing interspersed with open parkland, laid out in the middle of the 20th century. Much of the housing is amongst the most expensive in Sunderland, with many large mansion houses situated along the coast, and on adjoining streets.
The seafront is home to a sandy blue flag beach, seaside promenades, 2 amusement arcades, children's playgrounds, fish and chip shops, small guest houses and one four star hotel, operated by Marriott. The main shopping street is Sea Road, which runs from the seafront up through Fulwell to the Seaburn Metro station.
The area around Queens Parade hosts a 'strip' of popular eateries, with three Italian, two Indian and two Chinese restaurants in operation as of 2009. Also trading are several pubs and coffee shops. In the late 1980s, the old Seaburn Hall site was redeveloped, with a Morrisons supermarket, new amusement park and leisure and fitness centre. Previously, Seaburn Hall had been a famous dance hall and live music venue.
Seaburn was a favourite place of the painter L. S. Lowry. A large Lowry painting is displayed in the local Morrisons supermarket.
The popular Sunderland International Airshow is held on the coast at Seaburn and Roker and is the largest free event of its kind in Europe, with a variety of aircraft, civilian and military aircraft on display.
On the Tyne and Wear Metro Seaburn is served by its own station.
The suburb is part of the Fulwell ward on Sunderland City Council, and is represented by three Conservative councillors.
Local authority: Sunderland City Council
OS Grid Reference: NZ406599
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Phone 0191 553 2000
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Overlooking Whitburn Sands and 3.2 km from Sunderland city centre, this hotel offers sea-front views, spacious accommodation and an indoor swimming pool. Details...
Lemonfield Guest House is located on the seafront in Sunderland's Seaburn. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms include a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a sea view. The property offers free parking. Details...
This traditional-style guest accommodation overlooks the North Sea and Roker Pier, with free parking and access to all the facilities at the Beach View Lodge. As a guest at Beach View Lodge you can use the Tavistock Retro Italia restaurants. Details...
With an enviable location by Roker beach, Best Western Tavistock Roker Hotel offers 57 bedrooms, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Details...
On the seafront at Roker, Chaise Guest House enjoys an ideal location with perfect sea views. Guests will appreciate the friendly atmosphere and helpful service in this family-run establishment. Details...
The Balmoral and Terrace Guest Houses are set on Roker seafront with beautiful views of Sunderland's coastline. They are a short walk from Sunderland town centre and have free parking. Details...
The Old Powerhouse is a cosy detached conversion in the owners' three-acres of landscaped grounds. The property has a double bedroom on the mezzanine level, while downstairs is a compact room with adult bunks, family bathroom, well-equipped compact kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and electric fire. Details...
The Byre is a stone and brick built semi detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of the village of Coxhoe just six 6 miles from Durham. Details...
The Dairy is a stone and brick built semi detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of the village of Coxhoe just six 6 miles from Durham. Boasting one double bedroom and one twin room and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. Details...
The Shed is a stone and brick built detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of the village of Coxhoe just six 6 miles from Durham. Details...
An attractive, stone-built, terraced property, this charming cottage adjoins the owner's home in the village of Lanchester in the heart of County Durham. Details...
Houghton North Farm Cottage is a single storey terraced cottage on a working farm in the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall. The cottage has a twin room with TV, and a room which can be offered as either a double or a twin, with a TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Details...