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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

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

Tyne and Wear dog friendly beaches »

Activities

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

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • 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 RecommendedQuality Coast Award