South Shields is a coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England, located at the mouth of the River Tyne to Tyne Dock, and about downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne. The town has a population of 82,854,  and is part of the metropolitan borough of South Tyneside, which includes the riverside towns of  Jarrow and Hebburn and the villages of Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn.  South Shields is represented in parliament by Labour MP David Miliband.
 

Why visit?

  • South Shields is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. From the golden sands of Sandhaven Beach to the dramatic cliffs of Marsden Bay, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • South Shields is home to a vibrant cultural scene, with a range of galleries, theatres and music venues to explore. From the Customs House Theatre to the National Glass Centre, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • South Shields is steeped in history, with a wealth of attractions to explore. From the iconic South Shields Pier to the ruins of the Roman fort Arbeia, there is plenty to discover.