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 …

  • A Small Bay
  • Great for long walks

What to see and do

  • Walk The Clifftop Coastal Trail

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Frenchmans Bay

Beach Location

Coast Rd, South Shields NE34


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting to the beach

Map of Frenchmans Bay

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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