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Ryhope South Beach

Ryhope, Sunderland

Unfortunately, due to coastal erosion the once popular beach at Ryhope has been greatly diminished, and the small amount of sand that remains is interspersed with rocks and pebbles from the eroded cliffs. Photo shows neighbouring Seaham beach to the south.

Beach Type



Local facilities available in nearby Ryhope



Nature and Wildlife

There is space to walk on the beach or on the cliff top path but beware of the unstable cliffs.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Ryhope
County: Sunderland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8699, -1.35015
Postcode: SR2 0NR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Accessed through an underpass from Ryhope town which is on the main coast-road south of Sunderland

Public Transport

Bus service 137 operated by Go North East runs from Sunderland - Ryhope

Nearest Railway Stations

Seaham (Approx. 2 miles away)
Sunderland (Approx. 3 miles away)
Chester-le-Street (Approx. 9 miles away)
Heworth (Approx. 10 miles away)
Durham (Approx. 11 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Vane Tempest, Seaham (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Burnhall Drive, Seaham (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Seaham Station, Seaham (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Green Street, Seaham (Medium stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Gorse Road, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Tatham Street, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Civic Centre, Sunderland (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Boughton Street, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Nile Street, Sunderland (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Bridges, Sunderland (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ryhope