The Beach Guide

Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North)

Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North) - Tyne and Wear

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This wide, flat, sandy beach, backed by grass, lies just under a mile north of Sunderland City Beach. The sands here are generally kept clean, although occasionally the sea deposits seaweed here in stormy weather.

The beach is popular for bathing, as well as for sailing, surfing and for other watersports.

A promenade runs alongside the beach, and makes a good place to take a stroll, heading either northwards or south towards Roker, where there is a car park and small children’s play area. There are hotels, shops and plenty of places to eat on the other side of the road to the promenade, as well as a couple of places to stop for snacks along the promenade.

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Dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach from May - September.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
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    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    SR6 8AB

    OS grid ref.

    NZ 4073 6039

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