"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

Forecast for Wednesday 21 November

06:00


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
ESE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 70%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 86%
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12:00


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SE
Pressure 1015
Humidity 80%
UV Index
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15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 73%
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18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
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Pressure 1022
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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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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