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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*


Dog charge - £10 per room, per night. Please call hotel for full dog policy
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 £10 per room, per night.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

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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 448 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 176
Rating: 4 120
Rating: 3 84
Rating: 2 42
Rating: 1 26


14/03/2018 janstevens12018, Harlow, United Kingdom

Lovely 3 night stay, the staff could not do enough for us, very warm and friendly nothing seemed too much trouble. Food excellent from breakfast to evening meal. Would deffinately book there again, my... more


mothersday lunch

12/03/2018 glynis o, South Shields, United Kingdom

Have visited the Sea Hotel for many years but seriously disappointed with lunch yesterday for Mothers day.Firstly 33% price hike for half the usual choice of the normal Sunday menu (struggled to find ... more

Owner Response
TheSeaHotel, General Manager at Best Western The Sea Hotel, responded to this review
Really sorry to read that you had not enjoyed Mothering Sunday lunch, I hope you will accept my apologies for any disappointment you feel we have caused. We received very positive customer comments on the day along with reviews of 5 stars on other social media sites. We plan Mothering Sunday knowing that there will be high demand and a customer expectation of something a little different to the every week Sunday lunch. We introduced some more expensive popular dishes from the restaurant menu along with some new dishes to offer something different from the traditional Sunday lunch we serve each week; I think it is unfair and misleading to write we simply put our prices up, when the content of the menu was different. The Mothering Sunday menu was priced at £19.95 for adults £9.95 for children or we offered a separate simple children’s menu at £4.95 with all prices including 20% VAT. The menu has been available for customers to view or takeaway in brochure and online for a number of weeks, giving customers time to ensure it met their requirements for content, choice and budget. When planning the day we concentrated larger tables together in the Schooner Suite on a one sitting basis. Larger groups tend to take a little longer both for service and to allow more time to chat. We set the room with large tables, covered in white linen cloths and linen napkins along with white chair covers as we would for a wedding or anniversary event, I am sorry that you were unhappy with this style, likening it to a school café. On the day we find that many bunches of flowers and gifts are brought in by customers for the Mothers, however I will review ideas and costs for centre displays for tables for future events and survey customer response to any increase this would make to pricing. Thank you again for taking the time to pass on your feedback.

Valentine escape

16/02/2018 sinbad592016, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This hotel is like having two hotels. Downstairs, is warm, and cosy, and snug. Up stairs is like stepping back in time. Our room was not cleaned properly, so we contacted the reception, and we were ch... more


Very dated

11/02/2018 rokardphu, Huddersfield

I stayed here as near to my work commitments and by the sea. It's very dated and really does need updating and I think it would be outstanding if it was brought up to date. Rooms are comfortable an... more


Very friendly

11/02/2018 rafftigg, Denmead, United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast adequate. The employees were very helpful and the location is excellent between the sea and the park. They have a good rest... more