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Sea and scenery in South Shields.

Best Western The Sea Hotel enjoys a wonderful location in South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne and on one of Britains most scenic coastlines. Ideally placed for Sunderland and Newcastle, within easy reach of A1 and A19, Best Western The Sea Hotel is a wonderful place to spend time.

From the warm North East welcome you'll receive at check-in to the friendly service you'll enjoy during your stay, the hotel is a true home away from home having been family run for 25 years. Located close to the beach, and a nearby fun fair, the hotel is ideal for families. The neighbouring Victorian park and boating lake are well worth a visit, with a miniature railway running in season.

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Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2LD
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6191*


Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars


Fregate Restaurant

Our contemporary restaurant boasts a wide variety of English, Continental and vegetarian alternatives. Enjoy!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary


Whitburn Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5899 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Whitburn


9 holes Yes
18 holes £18.00

South Shields Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: 6,222 yds
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6263 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in South Shields


9 holes Yes
18 holes £24.00


We have over 75 years combined management experience when it comes to the planning and running of wedding receptions, so your big day will be in the safest possible hands!


Wedding service and reception venue

Whatever you want to dance the night away to, we'll make sure your evening reception is just as special as the daytime celebrations.


A wide choice of menus and inclusive packages mean you can pick and choose your perfect catering combination!


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Alan Watson or June Royal on 0191 4270999

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type NE33 2LD

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J65, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Newcastle, 15.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 17.00 miles
Free parking on site (66 spaces)
On site disabled parking (6 spaces)

Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2LD

What's nearby?


  • Sunderland FC (Stadium of Light) (10 miles)

  • Newcastle Utd FC (St James Park) (15 miles)

  • Gateshead Stadium (10 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • The Sage Music and Baltic Art center at Gateshead (15 miles)

  • Hadrian's Wall (World Heritage Site) (20 miles)

  • Beamish The Living Museum of The North (15 miles)

  • Durham Cathedral (World Heritage Site) (20 miles)

  • The Angel of The North (12 miles)


  • The Metrocentre (15 miles)

  • Dalton Park Outlet shopping centre (10 miles)

  • Newcastle City centre (10 miles)

  • The Barbour Factory Outlet Shop (4 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our conference facilities offer great value for money, with the added bonus of a wonderful seaside setting!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Schooner 180 80 40 50 160
Fregate 140 36 36 36 120
Clipper 60 30 26 36 60
Conservatory 40 12 20 24 30
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 399 traveller reviews
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one night stay

20/06/2017 Gasimm1, Choppington, United Kingdom

We stayed one night in mid june, the hotel is a bit dated but the upside is that it is in a great location, the hotel has a large car park, the staff were very friendly and polite, the room we stayed ... more


Nice surprise

20/06/2017 john a,

Went with my partner for a few drinks then decided to have a meal.....meal was really nice...I always leave a clean plate ...genorous portions ..couldn't eat it all. ...will definitely revisit..staff ... more


The hotel room that thought it was a sauna. We checked out early!

06/06/2017 Sue W, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

We've looked at this hotel in the past, but been put off by the reviews. However, last week we received some terrible news which necessitated a last minute trip up north. Making last minute travel arr... more


Nice Sunday lunch.

04/06/2017 c0linjn, Jarrow, United Kingdom

Visited with my parents for Sunday lunch. Food was pretty decent and there was plenty to go around. The surroundings were pleasant but looking a bit dated but that's no problem. The set menu is good ... more



19/05/2017 skyranger_of_utopia, London, United Kingdom

Friendly staff and efficient management. My friends on I were finishing our coast to coast cycle road in the area so it was very handy. Staff took our bikes into the hotel no problem. Overall very goo... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at Best Western The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Firstly congratulations on completing the coast to coast cycle road trip. Many thanks for your kind comments, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. I assume from your comments you booked a single bedroom, which has a standard size single bed, however for the benefit or other travellers, we also offer bedrooms with Double and King size beds, along with Twin, Family and Easy Access bedrooms. The new promenade complements the beaches and the many pieces of public art located along the sea front. Regards Alan