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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 1 week ago
Brought back to life! Looking forward to the Boutique Hotel.

We showed our visiting family the amazing grotto - and had a beer on the terrace overlooking the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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 per hour the pub beach level stone steps rocky beach lovely stroll point lighthouse great place for families well worth a visit natural beauty well worth the effort sunny day ice cream
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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

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

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

Thank kathye1202
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

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

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.

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 .

Thank Boatman1942
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If the Marsden Grotto pub is shut then you have a long descent down the stairs to the actual beach but once there you will find ( depending on tide) a lovely uncluttered sand and rocky paradise. The beach leads onto the famous Grotto pub...More

Thank mick2727
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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.