Things to do in South Shields

With soaring cliffs, rock formations, endless stretches of golden sandy beaches and beautiful bays, the traditional coastal town of South Shields is a popular choice attracting people far and wide to enjoy the picture perfect views.

Whether planning a family picnic, or a romantic stroll along the promenade, the award winning beaches at South Shields will not disappoint. With 6 miles of glorious coastline, it’s one of the most popular and picturesque seaside resorts in the North East. To fully appreciate the natural beauty of this stunning town, a visit to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas offers the most breath-taking views.

However, it’s not just the beautiful beaches which attract tourists to the area, South Shields also hosts numerous events and family friendly festivals which take place throughout the year. Rich with art you will encounter numerous visually stunning sculptures whilst you explore. You will also discover a number of cultural attractions including art galleries, exhibitions, museums, a theatre and historic buildings and monuments, whilst the UNESCO site Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, showcases the wealth of history this stunning town has to offer.   

So if you’re ready to start planning, here’s just a few fun activities and experiences to add to your itinerary, the fun starts here…


Things to Do for Families ·

South Shields is a great destination choice for the whole family. You’ll find a wide range of activities guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart. Enjoy all the fun of the fair with a visit to a traditional British fun fair, brimming with colour, dazzling lights and thrilling rides for all. When you are ready to slow things down, take time out to appreciate the beauty of the region with views from Souter Lighthouse, or discover the areas rich history as you uncover the reconstructed Roman Fort and excavations.

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Things to Do for Couples ·

The idyllic surroundings of South Shields creates the perfect back drop for a romantic getaway for two. Make the most of uninterrupted, quality time together with strolls along the promenade to take in the stunning coastline as you slowly adapt to the relaxing pace of the quintessential British beach holiday. You’ll find a range of exciting activities and attractions to explore during your stay, here’s just a few…

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Things to Do for Kids ·

Kids’ days will be filled with laughter and smiles with a stay in the fun filled seaside town of South Shields. Enjoy lazy days upon golden, un-spoilt, sandy beaches as little ones live the dream exploring rock pools, building sandcastles and paddling in the sea, before devouring a delicious ice cream. If the weather’s on the cooler side, there’s a huge range of exciting indoor activities too which your little ones are sure to approve of.

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