"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, England, about 4.84 miles (7.79 km) downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne. Historically in County Durham, the town has a population of 82,854, the second largest in Tyneside after Newcastle. It is part of the metropolitan borough of South Tyneside which includes the towns of Jarrow and Hebburn. South Shields is represented in Parliament by Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

Local authority: South Tyneside Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: NZ366665

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Things to see and do in and around South Shields

  • South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
  • Planetarium South Tyneside College
  • Haven Point
  • Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
  • Quasar Elite
  • The Dunes Adventure Island
  • Arbeia Roman Fort
  • Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
  • MFA Bowl North Shields
  • Wet N Wild
  • Wet 'N Wild
  • Pots and Pancakes
  • KiKis Kabin
  • Childhood Memories Toy Museum
  • Tynemouth Treasure Trail
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle
  • Bedes World
  • Override Skate Park
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Tynemouth Pool
  • Fuzzy Eds at the Magic Lantern
  • Pirates Cove
  • The Leas
  • Stephenson Railway Museum
  • Whitley Bay Ice Rink
  • Wacky Warehouse - Story Book
  • The Splat Centre
  • Murton Equestrian Centre
  • Jacks Den
  • Whitley Bay Playhouse

Tourist Information

South Shields
Visitor Information Centre
Haven Point
Pier Parade
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2JS

Phone 0191 424 7788
Email tourism@southtyneside.gov.uk

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