"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

South Shields (Sandhaven) Beach

Located south of the River Tyne's south pier, Sandhaven boasts more than half a mile of golden sands. A popular destination for families, Sandhaven is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the award winning sea front parks. Facilities include Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Dunes Bowling Alley and Smugglers Cove Crazy Golf Course, together with a hugely popular skate park and multi use games area. During the summer months the beach is cleaned on a daily basis and a dog ban is enforced along the whole length of the beach between 8am and 6pm. A lifeguard service is provided by the RNLI from June until early September and a lively programme of events and activities takes place adjacent to the beach during June, July and August. The beach is a designated site of special scientific interest due to the seabird population, in particular the high numbers of wintering sanderlings and purple sandpipers.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: South Shields

Local authority: South Tyneside Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: NZ380673

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near South Shields (Sandhaven) Beach

  • Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (0m)
  • Quasar Elite (0m)
  • The Dunes Adventure Island (0m)
  • Haven Point (0m)
  • South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (1m)
  • Arbeia Roman Fort (1m)
  • Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum (1m)
  • Planetarium South Tyneside College (1m)
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle (1m)
  • Tynemouth Treasure Trail (1m)
  • KiKis Kabin (1m)
  • Pots and Pancakes (1m)
  • Childhood Memories Toy Museum (1m)
  • MFA Bowl North Shields (2m)
  • Wet N Wild (2m)
  • Wet 'N Wild (2m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (2m)
  • Tynemouth Pool (2m)
  • Fuzzy Eds at the Magic Lantern (2m)
  • Bedes World (3m)
  • Override Skate Park (3m)
  • The Leas (3m)
  • Whitley Bay Ice Rink (3m)
  • The Splat Centre (3m)
  • Jacks Den (3m)
  • Stephenson Railway Museum (3m)
  • Pirates Cove (3m)
  • Whitley Bay Playhouse (4m)
  • Murton Equestrian Centre (4m)
  • Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (4m)

Tourist Information

South Shields
Visitor Information Centre
Haven Point
Pier Parade
Tyne and Wear
England
NE33 2JS

Phone 0191 424 7788
Email tourism@southtyneside.gov.uk
http://www.visitsouthtyneside.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 20 August

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
W
Pressure 1018
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WNW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
N
Pressure 1021
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:47 BST
(01:47 GMT)
Low Tide
09:19 BST
(08:19 GMT)
High Tide
15:18 BST
(14:18 GMT)
Low Tide
21:41 BST
(20:41 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Sandhaven in South Shields is a sandy beach with dunes backed by cliffs. It is good for bird watching and, due to the high number of sea birds present in the area, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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