South Tyneside stretches along the south banks of the River Tyne with a number of suburbs such as Hebburn, Jarrow, Boldon and South Shields. As with North Shields, the main areas are accessible via the A19 and other routes such as the A185, A1300. Various bus services run throughout the area along with the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Ferry also runs frequently between North and South Shields every day.
All of the areas have main shopping centres, with your major supermarkets such as Asda, Morrison’s, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s. There is also a large leisure park at Boldon Colliery with a Cineworld, Pizza Hutt and more. Market days held in South Shields on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The beach along South Shields offers stretches of golden sands and rocky outcrops. Ocean Beach Pleasure Park has over 40 rides and attractions, including mini golf and ten pin bowling. The Customs House Arts Centre (Cinema, art gallery and restaurant) is open 363 days a year. Bede’s World offers an interesting and interactive insight into the early settlers including the reproduction of an ancient village, complete with live farm animals! For those of you who enjoy activities, then there is the option of Hebburn Swimming Pool, Temple Park Leisure Centre or Monkton Stadium. Finally the world Famous ‘Great North Run’ goes through South Tyneside ending on the sea front in South Shields.
South Shield’s mile long Ocean Road is famous for its many Indian restaurants and Colman’s award winning fish and chip shop. There are many bistros and pubs spread throughout the area, or for those who require some extra encouragement to go for a walk, why not use Minchella & Co ice cream parlours as an excuse?