Building sandcastles and rock-pooling at Seaburn beach

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Experience the natural beauty, dramatic sky and bracing sea air, and indulge in fish and chips and ice-creams from the cafes along the seafront.

Although set in contemporary surroundings, Seaburn is still a traditional seaside packed with things to see and do.

Armed with buckets and spades you can enjoy hours of fun building sandcastles, exploring rock pools, playing ball games, throwing frisbees and flying kites. And if the moment takes you, brave a splash about in the North Sea, depending on the time of year.

There are plenty of rock pools for families to explore, crammed with life; at low tide you can discover a magical world of sea creatures and plants that shelter in the pools. You don’t need any special equipment to have fun, though a bucket or net might come in handy when unearthing the treasures of the pools. Pull on wellies and try to find as many different creatures as you can, you will be amazed at the underwater world that unfolds before your eyes.

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Rockpooling at Sunderland's coastRockpooling at Sunderland's coast © Sunderland City Council
Child playing with bucket and spadeChild playing with bucket and spade © Sunderland City Council
Children eating ice-creamsEnjoying ice-creams on Seaburn beach © Sunderland City Council

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