Quality of Life

The Groyne- South ShieldsAward-winning restaurants, a summer festival packed with family activities and historic theatre puts South Tyneside as the place to be in North East England. 

The seaside, fairground and leisure centre make the foreshore a fantastic place for families; while the variety of restaurants and wine bars offer a fantastic night out. 

The finish line of the world's largest half marathon, the Great North Run, is in South Tyneside. Every year millions of people tune into the BBC coverage of over 50,000 runners finishing the 13.1mile race. 

South Tyneside is the perfect base to explore the spectacular castles, beautiful countryside and vibrant cities of the North East of England. Visit the rural settings in Northumberland or the historic city of Durham, the award-winning beaches or the fantastic City Centre shopping. 

Nearby destinations of Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and Sunderland offer their own unique blend of fun things to do and not forgetting world famous destinations including Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Hadrian's Wall, Beamish and Durham Cathedral - all just a short drive away.