A wide sandy beach backed by rugged cliffs and rocks. Situated within Sunderland, the beach can get busy during peak times and the park has a good programme of events during the summer months.
Blue Flags are awarded in recognition of high environmental and quality standards.
Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.
Quality standards are set by the Bathing Water Regulations to make sure bathing waters are clean and healthy. Please note: The Coronavirus pandemic impacted EA regulatory bathing water sampling during 2020. As a result, bathing waters in England were not classified for the 2020 bathing season and therefore no official classification was published.
Requirements set out by the Bathing Water Directive.
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