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.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
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NZ 4114 5542
There is parking next to the beach.
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Grangetown Beach Reviews
Fantastic clifftop walks along the coastal path.