Roker Beach (Tyne and Wear)

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  • Information

    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, boating lake, gardens/park and model railway.

    Facilities include parking, toilets, cafe/restaurants, deck chair hire.

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

    Roker Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs restricted to areas of the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Sunderland, 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.
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