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May 222013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Sandhaven Beach Awarded Blue Flag For 2013

Sandhaven Beach South Shields

Sandhaven beach at the bottom of the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields has again been awarded Keep Britain Tidy’s Blue Flag award for 2013 in recognition of it meeting the highest international standard of water quality. Sandhaven beach is one of only four North East beaches to receive the award this year. The other North East beaches to receive the Blug Flag award were Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay and Whitley Bay.

Additionally Sandhaven beach received a Seaside Award in acknowledgement of its facilities and litter-free and safe environment. Across the country, 55 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag, while 113 picked up the new Seaside Award.

This year, the Blue Flag entrants had to meet an even stricter water quality standard to qualify for the coveted, globally recognised award.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Sandhaven beach in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking.

May 082013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Sound Waves 2013 At Bents Park South Shields

Sound Waves South Tyneside 2013

Sound Waves 2013 has confirmed McFly will headline the live concert at Bents Park, South Shields on Sunday 25th August 2013. McFly’s hits include Five Colours in Her Hair, All About You, Star Girl and Shine a Light. McFly are the first act to be officially announced with X Factor winner Joe McElderry also confirmed.

More big name acts are promised to be confirmed over the coming weeks. Tickets for Sound Waves 2013 are priced at £20 each and are available from The Customs House, South Shields in person, by telephone or online at Tickets can also be purchased via Ticketmaster here.

Bents Park in South Shields

Our bed and breakfast is on the same street as Bents Park (shown above, we are further up the street shown on the right edge of the photograph) so if you’re looking for hotel accommodation next to Bents Park in South Tyneside our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking.

Feb 202013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Haven Point

For more Haven Point South Shields related posts on our blog click here: Haven Point. For more leisure centre related blog posts click here: leisure centre. For more swimming pool related blog posts click here: swimming pool. For more South Shields related blog posts click here: South Shields.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Haven Point on Pier Parade in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.

Feb 172013

Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Quasar South Shields 64% Discount

Last day for this deal down the road at Sea Road’s Quasar South Shields…

The offer is for a one-hour game of Quasar for up to four people for just £9.99. That’s a saving of 64% off the normal Quasar South Shields price of £28.

If you’ve never experienced Quasar before this is what it is…

Quasar South Shields Special Offer

“Get ready to lock and load with an adrenaline-pumping hour at Quasar South Shields with up to three of your finest fellow commandos. Fighting for your survival in the UV-lit labyrinth known as the Quasar Elite arena, you’ll don your specifically designed combat uniform and look to rack up the points as you pick off your opposition through a variety of fun-filled fighting scenarios. Will you wade into the battlefield Rambo-style, or look to pick off the enemy from long-range Sniper Scope-style? The choice is yours and remember: the future’s bright, the future’s laser combat.”

Vouchers are valid until 18th May 2013. If you would like one you need to buy one from this link.

Quasar South Shields Map

Feb 172013

Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Ocean Beach Urban Wave Surfing Simulator Offer

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park on Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD has a special offer available at the moment for their newest ride – the Urban Wave surfing simulator. A one-hour session for £20 at Ocean Beach (50% Off).

The Urban Wave is suitable for all ability levels and the £20 deal can be split between up to four people – 60 minutes for one person, 30 minutes for two people, 20 minutes for three people, or 15 minutes each for four people.

There’s also 10% off food and drink at Main Street Diner.

Ocean Beach South Shields Special Offer Discount

The 2013 season opens this weekend for the half-term holiday, 16th – 24th February, open 12 noon – 5pm daily. Besides the new Urban Wave they have over 40 rides and attractions ranging from Mini Teacups and Mini Swings (for very little ones) to the Waltzer, Go Karts and Scream for the older and more daring. There’s also the obligatory amusement arcades and their popular Quasar arena. The park is free to go in and walk around and you can even take your dog – but not on the rides of course.

For opening times, see

You can see some of what Ocean Beach has to offer on this Youtube video…

A bit more about their newest ride…

“The Urban Wave at Ocean Beach can simulate the sense of gliding found in surfing and boarding sports whether favouring a standing, kneeling or prone position. An hour-long session awaits aspiring surfers of all abilities who want to feel the waves of the Pacific coast without getting wet.”

More about the rides at Ocean Beach and how visitors can keep energy levels ticking over…

What rides are there at the park?.
Thrillseekers can head towards the air diver, waltzer and pirate ship, while tea cups, helter skelter and bungee trampolines await little ones and the less faint-hearted.

What is the Urban Wave attraction?
The Urban Wave simulates surfing, wake-boarding, body-boarding and snowboarding. The rotating platform of soft brushes enables beginners to learn the basics of stance and balance while more experienced surfers can work on tricks.

Are there places to eat around the park?
Visitors can fill up on a variety of fare including chicken fajitas, burgers and chips, as well as sweeter treats like hot doughnuts, candy floss and Slush Puppies.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park can be found at A Sheeran Amusements, Middle Arcade, Sea Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear NE33 2LD.

Ocean Beach South Shields Map

I didn’t realise their latest ride was so expensive full price. At least you get an hour on it though. If you want to try the Urban Wave out now might be the time. You can redeem this offer here: One-Hour Urban Wave Surfing Simulator Session for £20 at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (50% off).

Anyone been on their newest ride? Anyone brave enough?! Is it any good? Worth the full price cost? Maybe leave the chicken fajitas and Slush Puppies until afterwards!

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Ocean Beach, Sea Road, South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here.

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