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South Tyneside

There's so much to do in South Tyneside, it doesn't matter what type of short break you're after you're sure to find something that suits you!

The traditional seaside town of South Shields is full of exciting attractions and exhilarating walks. Enjoy the thrills at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, the region's only seaside funfair, with roller coasters, waltzer, dodgems and more or head to the Water Activities Centre on Littlehaven Beach and experience sports such as sailing, open canoeing and kayaking.

Sandhaven Beach, Marsden Bay and The Leas offer a fantastic mixture of golden sands and spectacular views, meaning you can get the most out of the coast whatever the weather.

From the Romans to the Venerable Bede, South Tyneside is overflowing with history. The 26 mile South Tyneside Heritage Trail is a pathway from the past that will take you through rugged coastline and farmland to reclaimed industrial sites and bustling streets. You can also learn about South Tyneside's favourite daughter Catherine Cookson, one of the world's most famous writers.

Art on the Riverside was the largest programme of public art in the UK and brings together many visually stunning pieces from local, national and international artists. Works include Spirit of South Shields, Wavemaker and Conversation Piece.

To find out more about what South Tyneside has to offer go to www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk.

The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 5h
Your Art is open until 30th September for Sunderland and South Tyneside community groups to apply for support. You… t.co/uTyYAb9j3B
South Shields Museum
@S_ShieldsMuseum • 8h
RT @UNHCRUK: From an emergency doctor during Nigeria's famine, to supporting refugees at home in South Tyneside. An exhibition to the lif…
South Shields Museum
@S_ShieldsMuseum • 26h
RT @STynesideGreens: The exhibition Anne Seymour: Doctor, Missionary, Refuge is at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery until 15 September…
South Shields Museum
@S_ShieldsMuseum • 27h
Our Dr Anne Seymour display ends 15 September - read all about this amazing woman who lived in South Shields… t.co/2T1Yc8r6CP
South Shields UK
@SouthShieldsUK • 18 Aug
RT @STynesideEvents: Heritage Open Days returns this September & will be taking place over TWO weekends! HODs is a free national event whic…
The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 18 Aug
Grab our last few discounted tickets for When The Boat Comes at the Customs House! Discounted tickets are only for… t.co/j9uscYmyF7
South Shields UK
@SouthShieldsUK • 18 Aug
RT @SouthShieldsVLB: Shipwreck revealed by shifting sands on South Shields beach 117 years after vessel met her end t.co/yTSi71BMvL
The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 18 Aug
RT @WearExperiment: Unfortunately due to high winds and not being able to use tent pegs on an archaeological site we have taken the decisio…
South Shields Museum
@S_ShieldsMuseum • 18 Aug
We're open today 11am - 4pm, why not come and see King Coal? It's been one of our most loved exhibitions and people… t.co/7o7DfrYosn
The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 17 Aug
RT @SundCulture: We're very excited to announce 'Wonderloopers' - a special event to celebrate the new Northern Spire bridge due to open t…
The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 17 Aug
Join @WearExperiment tomorrow at @_HyltonCastle for a free photography pop up workshop from 11am! There'll be a cha… t.co/FNqDTxxEFy
The Cultural Spring
@Cultural_Spring • 17 Aug
RT @thecustomshouse: What a brilliant opening night we had for #WhenTheBoatComesIn yesterday! Make sure to book your tickets, it’s on until…