Linking South Shields town centre and the seafront, Ocean Road is lined with some incredible eateries, guest houses and B&Bs, making it a must-see area when visiting South Tyneside.
Find out more about the development of the area, the wide range of businesses over the years on Ocean Road, plus the history of the local community at Ocean Road History.
Experience a wide range of cuisines
Ocean Road is known throughout the North East for its many restaurants, with eateries offering a wide range of globally inspired cuisine. People come from miles around to sample the fantastic cuisine on offer, often at remarkably cheap prices.
The area is famous for its many Indian and Asian eateries, offering a great choice of dishes with flavours brought from across the subcontinent.
Ocean Road is often referred to as the 'curry mile'. It is home to some top Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants, and many have been firm favourites for many generations. These authentic eateries serve delicious dishes, ranging from your classic favourites to more unique and experimental options.
Ocean Road is a great place to try British delicacies such as the seaside staple, fish and chips.
This mile-long stretch of road is home to Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant, who have won numerous awards for their food and draw visitors from far afield. Tucking into fish and chips has to be the ultimate seaside experience and Colmans will not disappoint.
There are also some classic British pubs on Ocean Road where you can relax with a pint and delicious pub lunch, or if you're wanting a treat you can also enjoy a spot of Afternoon tea at one of the cafes based on the road.
With even more cuisine options including Italian, Turkish, Latin American and Spanish, you'll have no problem finding the food you're craving. Check out a full list of venues on Ocean Road at: Places to eat on Ocean Road.
Enjoy a friendly stay at a guest house or B&B
There are a number of lovely guest houses along Ocean Road to stay in and it's just a couple of minutes' walk from the seafront and town centre of South Shields.
You can check out a list of places to stay at: Where to stay