Destination guide

Friendly South Shields will entice you

The area's temples and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to South Shields. Well known for its beaches, parks and seaside, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Blue Reef Aquarium and Washington Old Hall are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around South Shields

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Shields a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • The Gate (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • City of Newcastle Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Birtley Golf Club (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Karting North East (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Shields

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, South Shields is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Longsands Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Herrington Country Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Exhibition Park (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Seaton Sluice Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around South Shields

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 32.5 mi (52.3 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Brockley Whins Station to easily navigate the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around South Shields?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 309 holiday lettings around South Shields. From 38 cottages to 206 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Shields? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in South Shields. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve: 544 holiday lettings
  • Arbeia Roman Fort: 531 holiday lettings
  • The Customs House: 540 holiday lettings
  • Brockley Whins Station: 585 holiday lettings
  • Ocean Beach Pleasure Park: 529 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Shields listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in South Shields?

Yes, of course. offers 38 Cottages in South Shields. Our other popular types of South Shields holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 206 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 59 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 38 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Shields?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in South Shields. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.