Sandhaven Beach Awarded Blue Flag For 2013

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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.

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Planet Circus At Bents Park South Shields

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Planet Circus will be visiting Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD from 15th until 19th May 2013. You can buy your tickets in advance online here.

Planet Circus Bents Park Sea Road South Shields NE33 2LD

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Sound Waves 2013 At Bents Park South Shields

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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 www.customshouse.co.uk. Tickets can also be purchased via Ticketmaster here.

Bents Park in South Shields

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Live Music At The Rattler Next Month


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Live music schedule at this pub/restaurant venue on Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

The Rattler live music for March 2013

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Ocean Beach Urban Wave Surfing Simulator Offer


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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 http://www.oceanbeach.co.uk/opening.

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

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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!

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