The Beach Guide

Sandhaven Beach

Sandhaven Beach - Tyne and Wear

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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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

Tyne and Wear dog friendly beaches »


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    South Shields


    NE33 2LD

    OS grid ref.

    NZ 3777 6746

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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