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South Shields Beach

(Herd Sand)

Tyne and Wear, England


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Located south of the River Tyne's south pier, Sandhaven boasts more than half a mile of golden sands.

A popular destination for families, Sandhaven is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the award winning sea front parks. Facilities include Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Dunes Bowling Alley and Smugglers Cove Crazy Golf Course, together with a hugely popular skate park and multi use games area. During the summer months the beach is cleaned on a daily basis and a dog ban is enforced along the whole length of the beach between 8am and 6pm. A lifeguard service is provided by the RNLI from June until early September and a lively programme of events and activities takes place adjacent to the beach during June, July and August. The beach is a designated site of special scientific interest due to the seabird population, in particular the high numbers of wintering sanderlings and purple sandpipers.

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Weather and tides for Sunday 18 November

Tonight
Chance of rain 12%
Min temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 16mph
Tomorrow (Monday)
Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 18mph
Max UV Index

The tide at South Shields Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 12:05 AM tomorrow, and the next low tide will be at approximately 6:40 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   9.9°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near South Shields Beach

Things to do and see in the area

South and North Marine Parks (0.4 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum (1 miles)
The Customs House (1.3 miles)
Tynemouth Priory & Castle (1.4 miles)
Tynemouth Markets (1.5 miles)
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (2.6 miles)
Souter lighthouse (2.6 miles)
Cullercoats Bike & Kayak (2.9 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Westoe, South Shields

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: NZ379672

Country: England

Local Authority: South Tyneside

Nearest postcode: NE33 2LD

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