South Shields Guide

Although we cannot take leisure guests right now due to the lockdown this is the start of our South Shields guide and I aim to issue a blog a week this until the guide is complete.

This has been prepared to give our guests my personalised insight to places I have discovered in my time living there and now visiting South Shields on our regular trips ‘home’.

After living in Aberdeen for 20 years, I have developed a strengthened passion for my old hometown of South Shields, and for the people from there; locally referred to as Sanddancers.

I guess there’s no place like home but the area really does have so much to offer which is maybe why you’ve decided to visit or are considering a trip!

And if you come here for work or any other reason I really hope that this personal guide helps you find some nice places to enjoy.

For me, the best part of South Shields is undoubtedly the coast and along the River Tyne, and its parks and beaches so thats what we’ll concentrate on.

The LITTLE Beach (aka Herd Sands and Littlehaven Beach), South Shields adjacent to the River Tyne (Photo: Stephen Moran)

And obviously a little further afield there is Newcastle, Sunderland, Northumberland and Durham on our doorstep.

As you read this, if you can suggest anywhere I have missed or not discovered yet I’d really appreciate you letting me know in a comment or message and I will try to include it in a future blog.

Right. Let get started a little.

The BEACHES! And we are blessed with THREE decent sized beaches and loads of nooks and crannies in between.

To get to the beaches on foot from any of our 2, 3 & 4 bed self catering places I’d recommend either walking through Westoe Village then cutting along to Mowbray Road to get to the big or little beach. Or if you want a clifftop coastal paths walk then along to Marsden and South Lighthouse, head along Grosvenor Road pass the college then down to The Bamburgh pub and walk over the Leas (fields at the top of the cliffs) and head either north towards the river or south towards Sunderland from there to explore.

Dean Road, South Shields – All of our self catering places are a short walk from here (Photo: Stephen Moran)

The first place we will cover is Little beach, also known as Littlehaven beach.

I’d love to hear you comments on our guide.


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