Destination guide

Friendly South Shields will entice you

The area's temples and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Shields a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around South Shields

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city center. 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 vacation rentals are available around South Shields, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 294 vacation rentals around South Shields. From 35 cottage rentals to 191 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to South Shields?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Shields. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve: 544 vacation rentals
  • The Marsden Grotto: 539 vacation rentals
  • Brockley Whins Station: 584 vacation rentals
  • The Customs House: 540 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach Pleasure Park: 541 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cottages in South Shields?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 35 Cottages in South Shields. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Shields include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 191 rentals available
  • Houses: 60 rentals available
  • Cabins: 35 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in South Shields?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 249 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in South Shields. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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