The Beach Guide

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?

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