Where to Stay in South Sheilds 

A well as being the oldest and largest town in South Tyneside, South Shields is also one of the region’s most popular coastal towns, famous for being home to Dame Catherine Cookson, one of the 20th century’s most well-known writers. 

With a selection of stylish hotels and quint seaside guest houses, you are sure to find a delightful place to stay. Located within close proximity to the stunning coast, you can enjoy relaxing strolls along the promenade or sample the numerous restaurants, bars and attractions, with the comforting knowledge that your room is close by.

Here’s just a small selection of accommodation options for a memorable stay in this picturesque, seaside town.   



Coast Road, South Shields, NE347BS

If you’re looking for a memorable location and unique surroundings, Marsden Grotto will tick every box. Part cave, part inn, you can expect exposed cave walls, teamed with contemporary and stylish décor, along with stunning coastal views. Created by a dynamite explosion in 1782, the Grotto has an intriguing history and boasts one of the very few ‘cave bars’ in Europe. A beach bar, seafood restaurant and café are also on-site for your convenience.



Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL

Located in the heart of the South Shields sea front, The Sea Hotel offers outstanding views of the picturesque South Marine Park, as well as the convenience of having the stunning Littlehaven Beach on your door step. You can expect, modern and stylish rooms which are fully equipped as well as a lively sports bar and three fantastic dining spaces, offering Latin American dishes as well as traditional favourites with a tasty twist. The great location means that you can make the most of a wealth of local amenities all within close reach, making the Sea Hotel a great choice for your stay.



101 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL

The Clifton has won many regional awards for their bed and breakfast experience. As a Victorian property, the hotel has retained many of the quirky features of a period property, whilst modern boutique décor has been incorporated for a comfortable stay. Located on Ocean Road you will find a great selection of restaurants within walking distance, as well as the stunning coastline which is just 300 metres away. The Clifton also boasts a coffee shop, library room and lounge bar.



Coast Road, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7NH

For an entirely unique experience, why not opt to stay in a lighthouse cottage? The iconic North East landmark of Souter Lighthouse, near South Shields, has two cottages. Once home to the lighthouse employees, the cottages have since been modernised and restored to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation. Although the lighthouse is no longer operational, visitors can still explore the property and climb to the top for breath-taking coastal views. The attractions of South Shields and the rest of the region are all just a short distance away.



Witney Way, Boldon, NE35 9PE

A little further afield, in the neighbouring town of Bolden you will find The Clarion hotel. The convenient location near to the A19 means easy access to the many attractions and cities, making it the perfect base to explore all that the region has to offer. Contemporary rooms are full equipped with mod cons, and the hotel also boast a Grill Restaurant & Bar and a fantastic leisure club complete with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym. You will find a pub, cinema, supermarket and a selection of restaurants all within short walking distance of the hotel.