Top 10 Tyne and Wear Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Tyne and Wear beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. Seaburn Beach, Sunderland

Seaburn Beach.Seaburn Beach is also known as Whitburn North beach. A wide sandy beach within Whitburn bay....

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2. Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Sandhaven Beach.Sandhaven beach is a large sandy beach in South Shields. The beach is located soiuth of the pier and is backed by dunes and some grass areas...

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3. Roker Beach, Sunderland

Roker Beach.Roker beach is also known as Whitburn South beach and is the closest northern beach to Sunderland. A wide sandy beach with all the usual seaside attractions including marine activities centre, boat...

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4. Hendon South Beach, Sunderland

Hendon South Beach.Hendon South beach is a sand and shingle city beach....

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5. King Edwards Bay Beach, Tynemouth

King Edwards Bay Beach.King Edwards Bay beach is a sheltered sandy beach backed by cliffs and grassy spaces ideal for families. The beach sits under Tynemouth Priory and Tynemouth Castle. The beach is als...

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6. Whitley Bay Beach, Tynemouth

Whitley Bay Beach.Whitley Bay beach is a long strip of sand with rocks. Large park behind the beach. Was the East coasts answer to Blackpool due to its close proximate to industrial north In the 1960's the r...

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7. Ryhope Beach, Ryhope

Ryhope Beach.Ryhope Beach is a mix of sand, shingle and rocks. Tide times are posted at the beach access steps along with standard warnings of waves, submerged rocks and 999 emergency number. Access c...

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8. Seaton Sluice Beach, Seaton

Seaton Sluice Beach.Seaton Sluice beach is a sandy beach and dunes stretching to Blyth....

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9. Cullercoats Beach, Tynemouth

Cullercoats Beach.Cullercoats sits between Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. The Cullercoats beach is a semi-circular sandy beach enclosed by small piers with cliffs and caves. Cullercoats is a popular destination for fami...

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10. Long Sands Beach, Tynemouth

Long Sands Beach.Long Sands beach in Tynemouth, a stretch of golden sand suitable for bathing, surfing, kayaking or why not just relax. As the tide goes out a number of rock pools provide excellent family fun....

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Tyne and Wear beaches, Tyne and Wear has 6 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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