British Beaches

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Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North) Beach

Sunderland, Sunderland

A fairly wide sandy beach with interesting geology at the north shore. There is a promenade behind the beach.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
First aid post
Lost child centre
Deckchair hire


Sea canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

There is a National Trust area to the north.

Water Quality





Dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach from May - September.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Sunderland Tourist Information Centre 50 Fawcett Street Sunderland SR1 1RF Tel: 0191 5532000 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Sunderland
County: Sunderland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9374, -1.36468
Postcode: SR6 8AB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Sunderland at Explore Britain.


The beach is off the A183. Follow signs to the National Glass Centre. which takes you down to the seafront. then follow signs to Roker and Seaburn.

Public Transport

A frequent bus service from South Shields to the town centre runs along the coastal route.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sunderland (Approx. 2 miles away)
Seaham (Approx. 7 miles away)
Heworth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Manors (Approx. 10 miles away)
Chester-le-Street (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking by the beach and spaces for disabled visitors.

Nearby Car Parks

Whitburn Bents, Whitburn (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Cornthwaite Park, Whitburn (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Barnes Institute, Whitburn (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Seaburn Metro, Seaburn (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
St. Peter's Metro, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
West Wear Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Charles Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Sunniside, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
St Mary's, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sunderland