"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Roker (Whitburn South) Beach

Roker Beach is a gently sloping sandy resort beach approximately 1.5 kilometres in length which lies immediately north of the pier at the mouth of the River Wear. The beach has a road access ramp to the northern end and is backed by a promenade for the southern half.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Sunderland

Local authority: Sunderland City Council

OS Grid Reference: NZ408591

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Things to see and do near Roker (Whitburn South) Beach

  • Roker Park (0m)
  • St Andrew's Parish Church (0m)
  • National Glass Centre (1m)
  • St Peters' Church (1m)
  • Fulwell Windmill (1m)
  • Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour (1m)
  • Sunderland Aquatic Centre (1m)
  • Laser Quest Sunderland (2m)
  • Sunderland Climbing Centre (2m)
  • Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (2m)
  • Empire Theatre (2m)
  • Rosebud Ceramics (2m)
  • Sunderland Wall (2m)
  • The Leas (3m)
  • Fuzzy Eds at the Sandcastle (3m)
  • Riverside Bowling (3m)
  • Castledown Fun Factory (4m)
  • Ryhope Engines Museum (4m)
  • North East Aircraft Museum (4m)
  • Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (4m)
  • Planetarium South Tyneside College (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
City Library & Arts Centre
Tyne and Wear

Phone 0191 553 2000
Email tourist.info@sunderland.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 15 December


Chance of rain 92%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 994
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:11 GMT
Low Tide
07:36 GMT
High Tide
13:41 GMT
Low Tide
19:57 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Roker (Whitburn South) Beach

A wide sandy beach backed by rugged cliffs and rocks to north and south. Roker Park has attractions including display gardens, boating lake, bowling green, model railway and tram lines. Situated within Sunderland, the beach can get busy during peak times and the park has a good programme of events during the summer months.

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