Fulwell’s main attraction are the beaches, which in the summer are popular with people of all ages. You can make the most of the sandy stretches and good swimming in the warmer months, then enjoy the perfect location to walk the dog in the winter. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants for those who want to make a full day of it.
Roker Park is another great place to head to when the sun’s out, making it a great spot for a relaxing afternoon. Alternatively, Sunderland City centre is within walking distance and has a good range of attractions for all the family, including Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, and many parks including Mowbray Park, Backhouse Park and Barnes Park, whilst the Bridges shopping centre is a big pull to local residents. The Stadium of Light is also within short walking distance.
There are plenty of sports centres and gyms for those who like to keep fit. From Club Zest and Fitness 2000 which are two very well-equipped gyms, to Sunderland Aquatic Centre with its large swimming pool plus diving facilities. You’ll also find several great restaurants, cafes and bars in the area, if you’re looking for a fun night out; plus major hotels such as The Marriott and The Hilton Garden Inn, next to the stadium of light.
Fulwell residents have everything they need close by, including plenty of corner-shops, convenience stores, petrol stations and independent retailers. Locals love shops such as Corner 93, which sells an array of preloved vintage clothes, and there are many other great retailers along Sea Road. American Golf is also nearby and is popular with golfing fanatics, thanks to its large stock of golf-related products.
Families will be pleased to know there are some excellent schools in the area too, such as Fulwell Infant and Fulwell Junior School, which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent Ofsted report. Likewise, St Benet’s Roman Catholic School is also regarded as ‘Outstanding’ and is a popular choice with parents.
There are some excellent local pubs, such as The Bluebell on Fulwell Road, The Grange on Newcastle road both serving up both food and drink. The [email protected] is another popular choice, and regularly shows live sports events on its big screen for fans to enjoy, so too are the Royal Marine, The Cambridge, The Cliff and the New Derby. Seaburn, St Peters, Stadium of Light, and East Boldon metro stations are all readily accessible and make the whole of the north east, including Newcastle Upon Tyne, within easy daily commuting distance.