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There are two main places to sail in The Leas South Shields. The first is to the S of the small headland and called Marsden Bay. Close to the shore the wind can be gusty in anything other than a N to SE. Further N, close to the mouth of the Tyne another similar beach offers almost identical conditions except that the gustiness of the offshore wind is caused not by cliffs but by buildings.


Getting there: From South Shields follow the signposts to the beach

Parking: Payable car parks in both locations

Ideal Wind: NE – SW

Accomodation: B&B’s within one mile of the beaches

Amenities: Toilets, café/restaurant

Water Quality: MCSR

Suitable for: Intermediate

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