Hendon South Beach (Sunderland)

Hendon South Beach (Sunderland) - Tyne and Wear
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This urban beach is a strip of sand and shingle to the south of Sunderland Docks.  The sloping beach is interspersed by wooden groynes and rocky sea defences and is backed by a sea wall above which is a promenade. 

From the beach there are views over the industrial buildings of the city and port area. A section of the England Heritage Coastal Path passes the beach.

Sunderland has a museum, the National Glass Centre and the Stadium of Light as well as plenty of shops and places to stay and eat.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Tyne and Wear dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NZ 4127 5489


There is parking next to the beach.

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