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Beaches & coast

Coronavirus update

If you are visiting South Tyneside please strictly follow government guidelines on social distancing and stay safe.

Car parks

Coastal car parks in South Tyneside have now reopened. Please use PayByPhone where possible. More about visiting the car parks.

Public toilets

There are new measures at public toilets to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, and some public toilets are still closed. More about public toilets.


Visit the RNLI website for information about lifeguards on Sandhaven Beach, and advice on staying safe at the seaside.