There are some great attractions in and around Whitburn. As you might imagine, the beach is a major draw. The long stretch of sand is perfect for lazy days with the family in summer, or even running when the temperature drops. The local pub, shops, cafes and restaurants also offer a huge draw around the beautiful village green area in Whitburn.
In neighbouring Seaburn (a short stroll away), you’ll find Morrison’s supermarket, an impressive selection of shops, bars and café’s, together with a wonderful promenade featuring cocktails bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours, which in turn leads on to Seaburn’s blue flag and seaside award winning beach, together with neighbouring blue flag winning beach in Roker.
Venture a little further and you’ll find Roker Park, which not only has lush green fields and a play area, but also a lake, café and Victorian bandstand. If you’re fond of horse-riding, North Lizard Riding School is also only a short distance away and you’ll find many of the horses from their galloping along the beach. During the winter months, Roker Park is beautifully illuminated with an impressive Ferris wheel.
If you’re looking for a lively night out on the Seafront, then Whitburn, Seaburn and Roker are the places to be! There’s a great selection of gin bars, cocktail bars, craft ale pubs, microbreweries and restaurants to choose from, which can make for a great night out! With a cycle path on the promenade, this is a regular route used by coast to coast cyclists and also leads down to Sunderland’s beautiful riverside with the St Peter’s university campus, National Glass Centre. Just slightly beyond that and over Monkwearmouth bridge you’ll find Sunderland city centre.
Whitburn has a quiet village atmosphere, with some great local businesses to cater for your every need. Tutti Frutti Ice-Cream is a sure-fire hit with the school children from Whitburn Academy, one of the county’s leading secondary schools. There’s also a convenience stores, a pet shop, tattoo parlours, a newsagent’s and much more.
Whitburn is also home to Whitburn C of E Academy, and there are plenty of other schools close by, such as Seaburn Dene Primary School, Fulwell Junior School and Cleadon C of E Academy, which is a feeder school for Whitburn Academy.