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
Visitor Information Centre
Tyne and Wear
Phone 0191 424 7788
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Forecast for Wednesday 28 June
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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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