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I LOVE IT..I used to fish here with friends over 5 years ago. Really relaxing. Beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
Utterly gorgeous beach - like the Amalfi coast

We loved the sand,landforms and views of the windfarm and other sea traffic. Fine quality sand... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
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143 Marsden Lane, South Shields NE34 7HN, England
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All reviews rock pools the cliff great beach high cliffs sea birds per hour golden sands the pub secluded beach beach level lovely stroll point lighthouse great place for families well worth a visit lots of history natural beauty well worth the effort
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I LOVE IT..I used to fish here with friends over 5 years ago. Really relaxing. Beautiful scenery and looks even better when you are sat outside the Grotto with a pint. If you visit shields , the beach is a must. I still have a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We loved the sand,landforms and views of the windfarm and other sea traffic. Fine quality sand underfoot too

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MJC W
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We showed our visiting family the amazing grotto - and had a beer on the terrace overlooking the beautiful beach and Marsden rock. Such a relaxing place to be. They are opening boutique style rooms soon and I managed to slip away and take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DEOSUN
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot - beach is stunning only downside it's a long walk down and coming back up the stairs are daunting. Nice pub right on the beach "The Grotto" See you soon

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ghurka72
Reviewed August 7, 2018

If you are in South Shields and like walking this is for you. A lovely walk along the cliff tops will bring you to Marsden beach. If you have children there are lots of shells to be found on the beach. It's very clean as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lesley N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

this is a beautiful place to visit this is on my doorstep and spend many a day at this beautiful beach, the grotto is built out of caves and has a lot of history ,they have just opened rooms up for people to stay ,the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

I attended the wedding of my Carol's cousin Kathryn way back in 1971. We met up again in South Shields this week and had a great get together. We stayed at the Premier Inn and I went running in the morning (yes still doing it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in South Shields all of my life (51 years) you would think it boring seeing the same places over and over again but no that's not the case at all. Marsden is an amazing and historic place, I'm still finding new historic facts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daryn S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We were out walking with friends and decided to walk along the beach. It was a beautiful day and we had a great walk along the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice secluded beach with the addition of pub and restaurant built ,into cliff dogs welcome lift available if you don’t feel up to walking up and down the stairs well worth a visit .

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sheena P
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Boatman1942 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a voluntary charge
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Charles F | Reviewed this property |
Yup Colmans is the best, there are several seafront pubs at Shields where you can sit at outside tables and your dog will be happy. Some beach restrictions of course.