Sunderland… A City by the Sea

Posted on July 17, 2017

When people think of Sunderland, many from outside of the area don’t think of the city’s proximity to the sea. As a Sunderland estate agency, we’re proud of our maritime links, stunning seafront and award winning beaches, that’s why we’ve dedicated this blog post to our city by the sea. Here we offer an introduction to Sunderland’s seafront so people visiting for fun and frolics or those looking to make a more permanent move can learn more.

Seaside fun for the family

Sunderland is home to two award winning Blue Flag beaches. Roker and Seaburn are both great places to enjoy the summer months as well as take in the beautiful scenery that the cooler months bring. Boasting miles of mesmerising coastline, Roker and Seaburn offer traditional seaside fun for all the family, whilst, based just a short walk away, Roker Park has numerous play areas and a miniature railway. Both beaches are flanked by great cafes and restaurants so you are never too far away from great food and drink.

Learn more about Sunderland’s heritage

You can’t visit Sunderland’s coastline without paying a visit to the National Glass Centre. Here you’ll find an educational experience that will excite all ages as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations. Sunderland’s glass making heritage is something we and other locals are very proud of and here you can take a walk through history as well as see some of the latest works of glass and ceramic art.

Exhilarating activities for all ages

Our beaches aren’t just for relaxing on and taking in the views, you can enjoy the thrills and spills of the sea at our £1 million Marine Activities Centre. Enjoy surfing, rowing, kayaking, sailing and so much more, and discover more of the coastline than ever before. Sunderland Yacht Club is another place where you can perfect your sailing and powerboat skills. The yacht club holds courses and other events for members.

Become coasteering explorers

Our beautiful sandy beaches hold another secret. The site of the area’s unique geological structure, some of which can only be found in specific areas of the globe, Roker’s Cannonball Rocks tell us so much more about the origins of Sunderland’s coastline. Take your place in Roker’s mobile eco pods and become an explorer for the day.

A gateway to nature

Sunderland is perfectly positioned on the doorstep of four national parks – namely Northumberland, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District – great for nature lovers looking to continue their outdoor experience.

Coastline, countryside and city, Sunderland has it all! Make your move to Sunderland, and discover just how great it is to work and live here for yourself by contacting our Sunderland estate agents today. We have properties of all shapes and sizes available, and work with you one-on-one to ensure you become one step closer to your dream home.