Seafront

Boy playing with bucket and spade on Roker Beach

We're a city by the sea and very proud of it. Go to the beach and make the most of it! Take a stroll, bring a kite, make a sandcastle, have a jog, swim, bring your surfboard, devour an ice cream, explore the rockpools, tuck into fish and chips or simply take a seat and gaze out to the distant horizon and watch the tide come and go… whatever floats your boat.

Surf, kayak, Expeditions and more at this £1million watersports centre on Roker Beach. Feel the exhilaration of catching your first wave, enjoy the thrills and spills of a new sport, feel the wind in your hair and the spray on your face and most importantly, have fun. With family or friends, as a...
Cannonball Rocks
Roker is also home to unique geological structures, with rugged cliffs and unique ‘cannonball’ limestone rock formations which can only be found in certain parts of the world. These intriguing geological features are ideal for coasteering explorers. Spherical rocks that resemble cannon balls have...
National Glass Centre
You’ll never look at, or through, glass in the same way again. Discover how glass arrived in Britain, how it’s made and how it’s become something we all take for granted at the National Glass Centre. Learn how Benedict Biscop first brought glass making to Sunderland, and Britain, in the 7th Century...
Family fun at Roker and Seaburn beaches
Sunderland’s Blue Flag award winning beaches are ideal for traditional family seaside fun Sunderland’s twin beaches at Roker and Seaburn are the perfect place to unwind. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to let the kids run off some excess energy or to sit and relax with a picnic; there’s miles...
Roker Park
A beautiful park with direct access from the beach, with lots to see and do for all the whole family - children's railway, play areas, basketball, tennis courts, model boating lake and much more! The park also plays host to theatre productions, Sunderland Illuminations, Christmas lights and is home...
St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth
The Anglo-Saxon church of St Peter's was built in 674AD by local nobleman Benedict Biscop. It is one of the UK's earliest stone churches and parts of the original church are still standing, including the West Wall, porch and stone carvings. St Peter's was also once home to Venerable Bede, one of...
Sunderland Yacht Club is situated on the Old North Pier at Sunderland with panoramic views to sea. The Club offers organised Cruising, Cruiser Racing Dinghy Racing and as a RYA organised training establishment, offer Sail and Powerboat training and VHF Radio courses.

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Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.

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