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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NZ 4073 6039


There is free parking by the beach and spaces for disabled visitors.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North) Reviews

Seaburn Beach,South of Whitburn

James Dunn
Jun 02nd 2020

Seaburn is a great beach South of the village of Whitburn, and is part of the the City Of Sunderland,every year hosting the Sunderland Airshow

Fab beach great for walking

Jun 01st 2020

One of the best in the country Seaburn and Roker

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