Best beaches in Tyne And Wear
Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Tyne And Wear as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.
The current most popular beach in Tyne And Wear is Whitley Bay. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Tyne And Wear just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.
1. Whitley Bay© Glen Bowman | BY-SA
One of the most popular and easy-to-reach beaches on the north-east coast of England, Whitley Bay stretches for two miles of golden sand between St Mary's Island and Lighthouse and Cullercoats. The area has plenty of restaurants, shops, and surfing. Canoeing and kayaking are also available. The promenade makes for an especially attractive walk, with…© John Watson | BY-SA
King Edward's Bay in Tynemouth is sandy, pleasant, and even comes with a resident ghost. The small beach is enclosed by grassy banks and cliffs. From the sand, the ruins of Tynemouth Priory and Castle are visible; this site is managed by English Heritage. The Priory ghost is a Viking called Olaf, who…© Andrew Curtis | BY-SA
Cullercoats is a small, sandy, crescent-shaped beach, taking up most of Cullercoats Bay, which is enclosed at each end by small piers. At high tide the bay divides into two distinct North and South beaches. The bay has had a thriving fishing industry for hundreds of years, and the southern end is still used for…© Oliver Dixon | BY-SA
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,…© Housedoctor3
Marsden Beach is a bit of a hidden gem located just on the outskirts of South Shields, north-west of Lizard Point.
The golden, sandy beach is backed by tall cliffs and is best known for its breathtaking rock formations, which include a number of sea-stacks and rock arches. Most notable among these is Marsden Rock…© Steve Fareham | BY-SA
Also known as Whitburn South, wide and sandy Roker Beach is one of the unsung hidden gems of the north east English coast. For those who tire of the beach, there's a model railway as well as a boating lake and display gardens. There are several pleasant cafes and parking and refreshments are generally…© Ds Pugh | BY-SA
This urban beach is a strip of sand and shingle to the south of Sunderland Docks. The sloping beach is interspersed by wooden groynes and rocky sea defences and is backed by a sea wall above which is a promenade.
From the beach there are views over the industrial buildings of the city and port area.…© Andrew Curtis | BY-SA
The land around the coastal village of Ryhope, south of Sunderland, is known to have been farmed for around a thousand years. Today the village has a number of pubs and is home to the Ryhope Engine Museum. The small beach here was once a popular, sandy beach, but coastal erosion has resulted in the…© Andrew Curtis | BY-SA
The land around the coastal village of Ryhope, south of Sunderland, is known to have been farmed for around a thousand years. Today the village has a number of pubs and is home to the Ryhope Engine Museum. The small beach here was once a popular, sandy beach, but coastal erosion has resulted in the…© Hayley Green | BY-SA
Half a mile of golden sand in an urban setting, Long Sands South offers a range of activities, including surfing and swimming. Accessible at both ends via an access road and steps from the seafront. A ten minute walk from both Cullercoats metro station to the north and Tynemouth metro station to the south.© R J Mcnaughton | BY-SA
The northern end of Long Sands beach is a stunning stretch of golden sand, backed by low dunes. In summer it is one of the most popular spots on the North East coast. People come from far and wide to build sand castles, sunbathe or splash about in the clean waters.
In winter it is an…