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Grangetown is a narrow strip of sand and shingle in a rather industrial setting just to the south of Sunderland Docks.
The beach is backed by a promenade, suitable for cycling or jogging, some grassland and a railway line. From Grangetown there are views over the chimneys and industrial buildings of the docks. The England Coast Path, which is expected to be completed in 2020, passes through this area. The beach and promenade are popular dog walkers.
The area around the beach has been used for fly tipping in the past, but measures are underway to prevent this problem from blighting the beach.