Sandhaven Beach (Tyne and Wear)

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  • Information

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

    Facilities include parking, restaurant/cafe, slipway, toilets, seasonal lifeguards and pier.

    Sandhaven Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Sandhaven Beach has dog restrictions. Sandhaven beach, No dogs between 1st May and 30th September.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around South Shields, 13 beaches in Tyne and Wear, or check our list of Tyne and Wear Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality
    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for South Shields in Tyne and Wear is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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