Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

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Thought we'd give an early shout to a event taking place this Sunday: https://t.co/Z5nd8k4TUM https://t.co/xO1rikqC8e 2 hours 2 min ago
Still looking for something to occupy the kids tomorrow? This might be a good start: https://t.co/mY5Riv6Jml https://t.co/ksUpCPwhMd 2 days 1 hour ago
RT : In case you missed us on BB2 yesterday evening... you can catch up on The Hairy Builder here: https://t.co/YqihOFEfVu 2 days 8 hours ago
Don't forget to take a look at this tonight: https://t.co/U1SSsEkDXt 3 days 4 hours ago
RT : Seaburn Beach will be closed from 7am Sunday. It will reopen after determine it is safe following beach assault 5 days 1 hour ago
RT : And in full red, white and blue. Fantastic display by https://t.co/bXeVF5Dbdp 5 days 2 hours ago
So much to see in the sky , if you can drag the kids away from the fun in Roker Park! https://t.co/bvCoWUPfkm 5 days 3 hours ago
it's a TERRIBLE photo, but that's your flag up there, promise! https://t.co/ic6JkjUCua 5 days 3 hours ago
We're really proud to sponsor para team, fantastic display at and nice flag! https://t.co/d8faOXSvq5 5 days 3 hours ago
Spotted at the lovely Winter Lily https://t.co/WiFXfTXiFc 5 days 4 hours ago
So good to see so many people our beautiful city by the sea, and a free event at that https://t.co/RV16beBJ8G 5 days 4 hours ago
RT : The is in full swing! There's been aerial acrobatics aplenty, and even a mock beach assault... https://t.co/NT2sp0bmk0 5 days 4 hours ago
Oh hi , welcome to , meet https://t.co/rpMVETNogn 5 days 6 hours ago
nice deckchair 😉 5 days 7 hours ago
Stavros Niarchos looking fantastic last night in Sunderland. for Tall Ships Races 2018 https://t.co/CTyiiX8uRo 5 days 7 hours ago

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