Explore Sunderland’s coastline & see what surprises you find

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Come and experience for yourself the beautiful seaside at the newly regenerated twin beach resorts of Roker and Seaburn.

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Roker is also home to unique geological structures, with rugged cliffs and unique ‘cannonball’ limestone rock formations which can only be found in certain parts of the world.

These intriguing geological features are ideal for coasteering explorers. Spherical rocks that resemble cannon balls have also become the inspiration for the large oak-clad, multi-purpose mobile eco ‘Pods’, complete with solar panels and wind turbines. Here you can buy your essential beach equipment; buckets, nets, balls and refreshments to keep your young ones energy levels up and look out for special family activities that are run from the Pods at certain times.

The wide golden sandy beaches at Seaburn have been modernised with improved street furniture, lighting, children’s play areas and gorgeous greenery. The family friendly beaches have wide paths for cycles, buggies (or skipping!) and there are pedestrian only promenades for strolling along hand in hand.

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EEco Pods at Roker beach © Sunderland City Council
CCannonball rocks at Roker beach © Sunderland City Council
EEco Pods with people at Roker beach © Sunderland City Council
SSeaburn Beach © Sunderland City Council
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