Frenchmans Bay

Visit Frenchmans Bay

Frenchmans Bay is a small bay just south of Sandhaven beach on the South Tyneside Coastal Trail along the cliff top.

The Bay which takes it’s name from a French ship that ran aground here in the 17th century, was known for its smuggling past.

There is no access to the beach and the nearest parking is in Sandhaven nearby.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly with restrictions during the summer
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Coast Rd, South Shields NE34
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