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Roker (Whitburn South) Beach

Sunderland, Sunderland

A wide sandy beach backed by rugged cliffs and rocks to north and south. Roker Park has attractions including display gardens, boating lake, bowling green, model railway and tram lines. Situated within Sunderland, the beach can get busy during peak times and the park has a good programme of events during the summer months.

Beach Type



Public toilets next to the beach
Water sports
Deck chair hire
First aid
Lost child service available with the lifeguards


Jet skiing

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


Dogs are restricted to certain areas of this beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Sunderland
County: Sunderland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9256, -1.36377
Postcode: SR6 9NA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Roker is situated within Sunderland city to the north of the harbour.

Public Transport

Served by local buses.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sunderland (About a mile and a half away)
Seaham (Approx. 6 miles away)
Heworth (Approx. 8 miles away)
Manors (Approx. 10 miles away)
Chester-le-Street (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


Parking is available though during busy periods it may be a short walk from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Seaburn Metro, Seaburn (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
West Wear Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Charles Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
St. Peter's Metro, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Sunniside, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Whitburn Bents, Whitburn (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
St Mary's, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Nile Street, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Cornthwaite Park, Whitburn (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sunderland