See what South Shields and the North East have to offer.

Welcome to South Shields, a vibrant coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England. From historical landmarks like Arbeia Roman Fort to the stunning beauty of Sandhaven Beach, South Shields offers a range of activities for all.

Explore the town’s rich history at the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, or enjoy the outdoors at South Marine Park. With its charming town center and lively entertainment scene at The Customs House, South Shields has something for everyone. Get ready to discover the hidden gems and exciting experiences that await you in this captivating coastal town.

The Sea Hotel is located near to South Shields Golf Club.

South Shields Golf Club was established in 1893 and is situated on coastal heathland in the shadow of Cleadon water tower, a local landmark, which can be seen for miles around. At 6295 yards, the Mackenzie/Baird designed course provides a fair test of golf for players of all abilities. The course is noted for its fine greens, easy walking and magnificent views all round, particularly over the Tyne estuary, north to the Cheviot hills and south over Wearside to the Cleveland Hills.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Over 40 Rides and Attractions Ride for thrills on Brand New Super Jumper, Breakdance and the Matterhorn, drive your Dodgem car, twirl on the Waltzer and avoid the ghouls on the chilling Zombie! Or try a gentler pace with our junior rides, everything from Brand New Pirate Ship, Dumbos, Carousel rides, inflatables, mini-swings and many more

Arbeia Roman Fort

Standing above the entrance to the River Tyne, Arbeia South Shields’ Roman Fort guarded the main sea route to Hadrian’s Wall. It was a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along the Wall and is an important part of the history of Roman Britain.

The Word – National Centre for the Written Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside Council’s state-of-the-art cultural venue. The building is brimming with exciting new experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to engage and enjoy, from a digital media wall and FabLab to an immersive storytelling experience and interactive touch-tables.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

At the very heart of its community, South Shields Museum celebrates the rich heritage of South Tyneside and the people who shaped it. The building that South Shields Museum currently occupies has had a long and interesting past. It was constructed in 1860 as a home for the South Shields Literary, Mechanical and Scientific Institution. In 1873 the building became the town’s first free Public Library and Reading rooms and it opened as a museum in 1876.

The Customs House

The Customs House offers arts and entertainment for all, serving the residents of South Tyneside and beyond with a varied programme of live performance, cinema, visual arts and projects for children and young people.

Marsden Beach

Marsden Beach is a hidden gem located just on the outskirts of South Shields, north-west of Lizard Point.The golden, sandy beach is backed by tall cliffs and is best known for its breath-taking rock formations, which include a number of sea-stacks and rock arches. Most notable among these is Marsden Rock a 30 metre (100ft) tall sea stack which once featured a stunning arch before it sadly collapsed into the sea .