Sandhaven in South Shields is a sandy beach with dunes backed by cliffs. It is popular with families and walkers, but most notably has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the high number of sea birds present in the area.
Quality standards are set by the EU Bathing Water Directive to make sure bathing waters are clean and healthy.
Requirements set out by the Bathing Water Directive.
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