Tyne and Wear Destination Guide

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Explore Tyne and Wear Beaches and Coast

You will find Tyne and Wear, with its rich industrial heritage, in the north-eastern corner of England. Bounded to the east by the North Sea, and by Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south, it encompasses the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Once the heartland of the British ship-building industry, this part of England's coastline is often unexplored but offers its visitors an amazing wealth of beaches, both big and small, rocky and sandy.

With a low tide, you can walk for several miles along one of Tyne and Wear's beaches, or enjoy stunning views along the many cliff-top paths. Holiday favourites Tynemouth and Whitley Bay lie to the north of the mouth of the River Tyne with the area's stunning sandy beaches the main attraction.

For walkers, there is much to see and do here. Enjoy the coastal walk from St Mary's Island to the pier at Roker in Sunderland, taking in Tynemouth Priory and Marsden Bay along the way. Roker is also popular for being able to stroll along the beach from Whitburn towards South Shields.

Tyne and Wear Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

King Edwards Bay Beach

The Fire Station Pub

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Souter Lighthouse

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Roker Beach

Seaburn Beach

Cullercoats Beach

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Ryhope South Beach

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Seaton Sluice Beach

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Sandhaven Beach

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Hendon South Beach

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The Mile Castle Pub

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