A Promenade Walk at South Shields

This short, flat walk is easy to do with children. It can be broken up with activities, but be aware there are no railings on the north side of the pier.

Technical sheet
No. 13409161
A Tyne and Wear walk posted on 17/08/21 by sarahhcfe. Update : 06/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 4.47km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 8m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 8m
Highest point Highest point : 8m
Lowest point Lowest point : 0m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tyne and Wear
Starting point Starting point : N 54.996949° / W 1.411822°
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Description

(D/A) South Promenade Car Park/Dragon Car Park (Overflow Car Park)

  1. If in the Dragon (Overflow) Car Park, cross the road to Minchella's Ice Cream Parlour. IF in the South Promenade Car Park walk to the north end of the car park to Minchella's.
  2. Continue walking until you reach the concrete Sandhaven Beach marker and turn right onto the beach footpath (1) .
  3. Turn left and continue walking towards the fairground, either on the promenade footpath or on the beach (2).
  4. Walk around the back of the fairground to the Watch House (3) and turn right onto the pier.
  5. Walk along the pier to the lighthouse (4), if the weather is bad you may find the gates shut, and need to turn back here.
  6. Retrace your steps back to the car park.

(D/A) South Promenade Car Park/Dragon Car Park (Overflow Car Park)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 8m - South Promenade/Dragon Car Park (overspill)
1 : km 0.13 - alt. 6m - Sandhaven Beach Sign
2 : km 0.59 - alt. 7m - Fairground
3 : km 0.94 - alt. 2m - Watch Tower
4 : km 2.24 - alt. 0m - Lighthouse
D/A : km 4.47 - alt. 8m - South Promenade/Dragon Car Park (overspill)

Useful Information

There are toilets behind Minchella's and at the fairground, there are also takeaways, pubs and restaurants along the promende. There is a large shelter with seating behind Minchella's good for eating a packed lunch on a wet and windy day.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Pier/lighthouse
  • Beaches
  • North and South Marine Parks
  • The Dunes (children's play area snd bowling alley as well as food)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
  • Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
  • Haven Point Leisure Pool
  • Views of Tynemouth Priory

Other walks in the area

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Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

This section starts in the busy seaside town of South Shields and winds along the cliff tops to Souter Lighthouse (National Trust). The section starts on the South Shields promenade and then follows a gravel footpath suitable for cycles, wheelchairs and pushchairs. This then turns to a narrower footpath at Marsden roundabout, however there is an alternative pavement along the road for those who need a flatter surface.The route then passes Marsden Grotto and final arrives at Souter Lighthouse.

distance 7.03km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -33m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

This section of the England Coast path takes in some amazing views of the Tyne from both the south and north banks. It begins at the historic Tynemouth Priory, follows the quays along North Shields, taking the ferry across to South Shields affording some great views back across the Tyne to Tynemouth Priory at the end of the walk.

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Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

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distance 2.89km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -7m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

Bede's way is a walk linking the twin monastic sites of St Paul's in Jarrow and St Peter's at Monkwearmouth in Sunderland. The walk is split into 6 easily walked sections which can be walked individually or all together. So why not follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and explore the North East's religious heritage. This section begins at St Paul's and follows the River Don.

England Coast Path - Souter Lighthouse to Roker
distance 7.87km Vertical gain +6m Vertical drop -9m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

This section begins at Souter Lighthouse and follows the England Coast Path through Whitburn and Seaburn to Roker. The England Coast Path itself runs along the cliff tops and is a narrow footpath from Souter Lighthouse to South Bents where it joins the main public footpath. From there, the promenade can be followed to Roker. The end of this section overlaps with the Weardale Way allowing walkers who have arrived from Weardale to continue their walk.

distance 2.18km Vertical gain +6m Vertical drop -23m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

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distance 2.45km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -4m Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tyne and Wear

Bede's way is a walk linking the twin monastic sites of St Paul's in Jarrow and St Peter's at Monkwearmouth in Sunderland. The walk is split into 6 easily walked sections which can be walked individually or all together. So why not follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and explore the North East's religious heritage. This section begins at Seaburn Park before passing through Roker before finishing at St Peter's Church.

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Starting point Starting point in England

This section of the England Coast Path starts at St Mary's Lighthouse and follows the coast through Whitley Bay and Cullercoats finishing at Tynemouth Priory. The walk itself follows the cliff tops for some time and then the promenade. However for those requiring pavements, the first part of the walk can follow the road rather than the cliff tops. This walk can be done in either direction as a section of the England Coast Path (or as an out and back).

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