Local Attractions

South Shields, apart from having a fantastic coastline, also offers a large range of places to visit historic and otherwise, below are just a few places of interest.

South Shields Coastline

South Shields has six miles of coastline and three miles of river frontage, dominated by the massive piers at the mouth of the Tyne. These are best viewed from the Lawe Top, which also houses the cannons that once defended the river.

The town has extensive beaches and the Leas, which stretches along more than three miles of the town’s coastline, is a National Trust protected area. Marsden Bay, with its famous Marsden Rock, is one of the largest seabird colonies in UK.

One thing is for certain, whatever your choice, you will not only have fun but you will also find friendliness.

Where To Go

Other places to visit and things to do;
• Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
• South Shields Town Centre
• South and North Marine Parks
• South Shields Coastline

Where To Eat

If you are looking for somewhere to eat on an evening there are a number of bars and restaurants in the area. As well as pubs such as The Rattler and The Sundial, there is the famous Ocean Road which houses a variety of Indian, Italian and Thai restaurants.

South Shields Town Centre has a range of bars, pubs and nightclubs for all tastes. From chilled out music in Opal Lounge, Live Music in Life of Riley, R’n’B/Chart Music in Viva and 60’s/70’s/80’s in Glitterball.

Where To Stay

With a number of local Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts within the area, there is something for every budget including;
The Sea Hotel (Best Western)
Littlehaven Hotel
• Bed and Breakfasts on Ocean Road
Sandhaven and Lizard Lane Caravan Parks (South Tyneside)
• Park Resorts Caravan Parks (North Tyneside & Northumberland)

If you are visiting the area for a few days and you want to explore more of what the North East has to offer and get some fantastic discounts/savings in the meantime, visit www.expedia.co.uk or Discover Deals for the best information.

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