The Beach Guide

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.

Also known as:

Herd Sand

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban on nothern half of the beach 1st May to 30th September.

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Slipway

Nearest town

South Shields

Postcode

NE33 2LD

OS grid ref.

NZ 3777 6746

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Sandhaven Beach Reviews

Sandhaven and Littlehaven, South Shields

Dorothy Wilson
Sep 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.

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