Littlehaven Beach

Address: Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LA

Littlehaven Beach is a favourite place to visit for both residents and visitors. 

Located to the north of the funfair and Sandhaven Beach, it's a great spot to watch the world go by and have a walk on the beach.

State of the art experience

The award-winning Littlehaven Promenade not only boasts fantastic coastal views but features a number of pieces of public art.

At one end of the promenade is the unique figures of the Conversation Piece and The Eye, while at the other (about a ten minute walk away) is The Sail. Find out more about public art in South Tyneside.

At the mouth of the Tyne

Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade and take in the views at the mouth of the Tyne.

Watch boats make their way into or out of the busy river. Or take a seat and just simply watch the world go by.

The pier next to the beach, makes it a good spot for kayaking, canoeing and boating. For more details, see water sports in South Tyneside.  

In World War 1 the beach was used as a RAF airbase.

On a nice day you can still see the faint traces of the old landing strip near the Groyne lighthouse at the north end of the beach. The airbase catered for sea planes, land planes and airships which kept a watchful eye on our coastal defences and reported enemy movements.

Across the road from Littlehaven is North Marine Park and South Marine Park, perfect to extend your walk into, and Haven Point leisure complex. And all of the resort's attractions, restaurants and accommodation are just on its doorstep. 

For more information, including when dogs are allowed on the beach and parking, see visiting our beaches