Make a splash at Sandhaven Beach

South Shields, South Tyneside

Sandcastles, surf and smiles await in the fantastic seaside town of South Shields!

The town of South Shields is the epitome of a good old-fashioned British seaside resort - full of vinegar-drenched fish and chips, bright lights of fairground rides and sandcastles on the award-winning golden sands of Sandhaven Beach. And with sunset walks, thrilling watersports, beautiful seafront parks, adventure golf, captivating parades and regular live music, there’s no shortage of coastal entertainment.

The spectacular coastal scenery also provides the backdrop to the seaside funfair of Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.

Whether the northern climate calls for flip flops or wellies, ice creams or hot chocolate, a trip to the seaside promises to leave rosy cheeks, smiles all around and new places discovered.

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