Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Discover the spectacular coastline of South Shields, rich in colourful lighthouses and award-winning beaches,  all just a stone's throw from Newcastle city centre via ferry or Metro service. Long a popular North East destination for a family holiday, South Shields on South Tyneside includes dramatic rock formations around beautiful Marsden Bay and a great choice of family attractions feature in the area such as family theme parks like Ocean Beach and Dune Adventure Island and miniature railways and crazy golf in North and South Marine Parks.

Take a tour around coastal landmarks like the National Trust's Souter Lighthouse at Whitburn or visit the remains of the once mighty garrison Arbeia Roman Fort which dates from AD160, situated just 4 miles from the end of Hadrian's Wall. Another precious heritage site in the area with plenty of on-site activities for children is Bede's World Museum adjacent to Metro Bede. The site features excavations from the 7th/ early 8th Century monastery, a family fun farm park, cafe and more.

South Shields Beaches & Watersports

South Shields Beaches & Watersports

If you're looking for a lively and family friendly seaside resort base near Newcastle, South Shields is the perfect choice with its wide selection of budget holiday parks, quality guest houses and pretty B&B tearooms. Award-winning South Shields beaches like Sandhaven are incredibly popular for kite surfing and water sports, and the resort is just a short Tyne & Wear Metro ride away from the Jarrow monastery and Newcastle city centre attractions. Other novel ways of touring the area include the South Shields ferry across to North Shields. Browse and book South Shields accommodation online now.

Accommodation in South Shields

  • South Shields   (1.7 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    Premier Inn South Shields Port Of Tyne is about 2 miles from the town centre, which is easily accessed by road or Metro. On-site Taybarns buffet-style restaurant. Parking. Wi-Fi
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  • South Shields   (0.3 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    £25
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    In the Riverside area of South Shields, Mill Dam Guest House offers well-appointed accommodation on the Tyne and Wear coast. The property has its own attractive garden, with fre...
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  • South Shields   (0.4 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    £30
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    Welcome to Seaways Guesthouse, an elegantly restored Victorian mid terraced house situated centrally on Ocean Road, South Shields. Seaways Offers excellent value for money guest...
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  • South Shields   (0.1 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    £72
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    With a stay at Douglas Vaults Hotel in South Shields, you'll be close to Arbeia Roman Fort and Blue Reef Aquarium. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of St Paul's Mo...
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  • South Shields   (0.7 miles from the centre of South Shields)
    Sleeps 3
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    £394
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    Only 300 yards from the long stretch of golden sand, backed by sand dunes, this ground floor holiday apartment is ideally located for walking around this traditional seaside tow...
     
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  • South Shields   (0.4 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    £26
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    With a stay at Beechwood Guest House in South Shields, you'll be close to Arbeia Roman Fort and Blue Reef Aquarium. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Bede's World and...
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  • South Shields   (0.4 miles from the centre of South Shields)
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    £25
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    Modern B&B guest house in central South Shields providing bed and breakfast accommodation within easy reach of attractions and amenities. WiFi. Business guests welcome.
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