Sandhaven Beach (Herd Sand)
Sandhaven is a long sandy beach lined with impressive sand dunes, located in South Shields, just south of the South Pier. The South Tyneside Heritage Trail crosses the beach.
Birdwatching, surfing and windsurfing.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Seasonal dog ban on nothern half of the beach 1st May to 30th September.
- Good fishing
- Kite surfing
- Wind surfing
OS grid ref.
NZ 3777 6746
There is pay parking by the beach with spaces for disabled visitors. approx 2500 spaces.
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Sandhaven Beach Reviews
ElaineAug 25th 2020
Clean and stunning and safe with lots of lifeguards. Dolphins and seals can be seen in the sea.
Sandhaven and Littlehaven, South Shields
Dorothy WilsonSep 30th 2019
Sandhaven is a beautiful stretch of beach which cleaned and swept every day in the season. Good toilet facilities and you can park right next door to beach. There’s restaurants just beside beach as well as ‘ Minchellas’ kiosk which serves ice creams, snacks, coffee etc - this is popular all year round. There are RNLI lifeguards patrolling the beach in season. A first class beach with lovely soft clean sand.