Sport and leisure

South Tyneside caters for all leisure activities from swimming, football, walking, running, skateboarding and cycling to the more adventurous activities like wall-climbing, canoeing and jet-skiing!

South Tyneside hosts other big sporting events such as swimming galas in our state-of-the-art leisure facility Haven Point, cycling competitions at Gypsies green and a number of football and running competitions. We even host the Great North Dog Walk on the Leas for those dog lovers out there and see the finish line of the Great North Run - the world's largest half-marathon!

South Tyneside has lots of leisure centres and golf clubs spread throughout the borough. So whether you're a participant or a spectator you won't be disappointed in South Tyneside!


Enjoy fantastic walks along our beaches and coastline, in our parks, over our hills and more!


South Tyneside is a great place to enjoy a cycle ride, with great access and amazing scenery!

Leisure facilities

South Tyneside has a great range of leisure facilities.

Love Exploring App

Discover games and trails in South Tyneside with the Love Exploring App.

Water sports

Surfing, sailing, canoeing and diving are just some of the activities to enjoy.

South Shields Surf School

Hit the surf at South Shields' Sandhaven Beach!

Ninja Fitness Trail

Try your hand at Ninja style obstacles at this fun fitness trail at South Shields Seafront.

South Tyneside Coastal Trails

Walking and running trails with spectacular coastal scenery.


South Tyneside is home to three fantastic golf clubs in South Shields, Whitburn and Boldon, all offering fantastic scenery.

Simonside Climbing Wall

A fantastic indoor facility in the Simonside area of South Shields.

Other activities

There's a great choice of other fitness activities to do in South Tyneside including skating, bmx, football, tennis, cricket, horse riding and more.