Think of Tyne and Wear and you'll probably envisage the bustling cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland. This is just part of the story, however. Tyne and Wear also boasts a beautiful, rugged coastline, beaches, coastal paths and a number of seaside attractions. And it's also got some excellent beach hotels, providing great accommodation for all tastes and budgets.
A Stunning Coastline Waiting to Be Explored from Tyne and Wear Beach Hotels
Tyne and Wear's coastline is arguably responsible for the prosperity of its great cities, and the region was once a major shipbuilding area, with busy dockyards all along the River Tyne. Since the local shipbuilding industries have gradually diminished, the Tyne and Wear coast has been largely reclaimed by nature. Now it is an unspoiled and stunning part of the country just waiting to be discovered by curious explorers!
Some of Tyne and Wear's top tourist attractions are located along the coastline. These include Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a Benedictine Priory that was built in the 1090s and used to serve both as a religious building and fortress. If you're looking for an authentic seaside experience then pop down to Whitley Bay, billed as the North East's answer to Blackpool and boasting a long strip of sandy beach.
The Tyne and Wear coastline is a haven for nature and a great place to visit for those who love the great outdoors. Keen cyclists might embark on the Coast to Coast cycle path, which (depending on which way you're heading) starts from Newcastle Quayside. Birdwatchers can head out towards Washington Wild Fowl Park or Marsden Rock Bird Reserve. And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and a good reason why you should opt to stay in a Tyne and Wear beach hotel or guesthouse next time you find yourself in the in the county.
Top Tyne and Wear Beach Hotels
There are lots of great beach hotels and guesthouses to choose from, including the four-star Marriott Hotel, which is located on Queens Parade Seaburn in the amazing city of Sunderland, situated right on the beach and a short distance from top attractions like The National Glass Centre and The Stadium of Light, Sunderland's ground.