Roker Beach

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Roker Beach

Roker Beach is a part of Sunderland’s beautiful coastline which provides one of the best locations to relax and play next to the city. The coastline has been a popular site for families for hundreds of years with entertainment provided from building sandcastles through to exploring rock pools and fresh sea air walks. Next to the beach you can get refreshments from either pier point – where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from or from the Roker Hotel which is home to Let There Be Crumbs, Antico and Poetic Licence, providing a great range of food and drink for people to enjoy. During the autumn and winter, the beach is illuminated by light displays and shows for all locals and visitors to enjoy. The marine activities centre also offers the water loving individual a chance to surf, row, kayak and sail with the adventure Sunderland team whose centre is on Roker Beach.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Roker Beach

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Where to go near Roker Beach

Poetic Licence
Sunderland
Bar or Pub
Poetic Licence

The sister venue to Let There Be Crumbs, Poetic Licence, situated on Roker Seafront, offers some of the best views and diverse drinks in Sunderland. 

Roker Hotel
Sunderland
Hotel
Roker Hotel

The Roker Hotel offers wonderful views of Roker pier and beach, with easy access to Sunderland city centre via car or Metro. It is a fantastic choice for any visitor to the city. The hotel is well-established and popular in Sunderland and has a dedicated following amongst locals and visitors who return time and time again due to their positive experience.

Let There Be Crumbs
Sunderland
Café or Coffee Shop
Let There Be Crumbs

Found down near the beach on Roker seafront, Let There Be Crumbs is a pleasant café inside Roker Hotel. The reputation of this tearoom and eatery has grown and developed since its opening in 2015. It has become one of the best locations in Sunderland for their patisseries, brunch or just to pop-in for a tea or coffee after a walk down on the seafront.

Sunderland
Park
Roker Park

Roker Park started as Sunderland Association Football Club’s stadium from the club’s founding in 1898 to 1997 when it was demolished and the club moved to the Stadium of Light. The park today has pleasant walks beside creatively planted flower beds awash with colour.

The National Glass Centre
Sunderland
Tourist Attraction
The National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre tells how glass, a delicate and light material, came to be such a large part of Sunderland’s stature and history.

St. Peter's Church
Sunderland
Place of worship
St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church is a Grade I listed building on the campus of Sunderland University, founded originally by Benedict Biscop.

Thompson Park
Sunderland
Park
Thompson Park, Sunderland

Thompson Park in Sunderland provides a local area for sport in the city. If you are looking for outdoor exercise from tennis to bowling, then Thompson Park can provide it.

Angelo's Ristorante
Sunderland
Restaurant
Angelo’s Ristorante

Angelo’s Ristorante is an authentic Italian restaurant in Sunniside, Sunderland. Sitting within in a Grade II listed building, the restaurant enjoys surroundings that have been carefully restored using the original features of the building, including a rare glass staircase from the 19th century.

Port Independent
Sunderland
Shop
Port Independent

Port Independent is an independent clothing retailer selling high-end fashion and quirky, carefully curated pieces.

CoffeeHaus
Sunderland
Café or Coffee Shop
CoffeeHaus

CoffeeHaus can be found on St. Thomas Street in Sunderland city centre and came out of unused space in 808 Bar and Kitchen and what was changing rooms in the next-door Port Independent clothing to create this coffee shop.

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