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Grangetown Beach

Sunderland, Sunderland

A strip of sand and shingle just to the south of the centre of Sunderland.

Beach Type



Leisure centre


Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

There is a promenade and space for a seaside stroll.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Litter and fly-tipping have been a problem in the past though various schemes are underway to combat this.

Tourist Information

Sunderland TIC. 50 Fawcett Street. Tyne & Wear 0191 553 2000.


Nearest town: Sunderland
County: Sunderland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8925, -1.35758
Postcode: SR2 8QR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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South from Sunderland city centre but within the city.

Public Transport

Busways Travel (Tyne and Wear)'s bus service number 6 runs between Sunderland and Witherwack and stops at Hendon.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sunderland (About a mile and a half away)
Seaham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Heworth (Approx. 9 miles away)
Chester-le-Street (Approx. 9 miles away)
Manors (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking next to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Tatham Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Gorse Road, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Civic Centre, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Nile Street, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Charles Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Boughton Street, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Sunniside, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Bridges Roof Top, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
West Wear Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Bridges, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sunderland