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Seaburn Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Seaburn Sunderland

It’s hardly surprising, given its amazing location on the coast, that Seaburn is a favourite spot among homebuyers. The beach is literally a few minutes’ walk from the front door, letting residents lose themselves in nature, yet all the attractions of a bustling Sunderland City centre are just a short drive away. Houses tend to get snapped up quickly, due to the area’s popularity, but the great news is that they’re far more affordable than other parts of the UK.

Once nothing more than a long stretch of sand, these days Seaburn is a blue flag beach with promenades and plenty of guesthouses to accommodate the holidaymakers that come to the area in the summer months. It used to be a firm favourite of the painter L.S Lowry, and if you visit the local Morrisons supermarket, you’ll find one of his paintings hanging there. And also nearby Whitburn, was also a regular holiday destination for Lewis Carroll as a child.

There’s much more to Seaburn than just a pretty beach. In addition to being close to Sunderland City centre, Seaburn is also near Newcastle Upon Tyne and historic Durham City, which makes it a great spot for those who love to be near to major cities. It’s also welcome news for commuters who want to experience the best of both worlds; a coastal home and a great career in a bustling metropolis. Seaburn boasts its own metro station.

Properties in Seaburn

Property to buy and rent in Seaburn Sunderland

Seaburn is an affluent place, and as such, there are several larger properties in the area, especially down by the seafront. As you stroll along the promenade, you’ll notice many architect-designed houses and luxurious new-builds, not to mention some generously proportioned detached pre-war homes along Whitburn Bents Road.

Further inland, you’ll find a wealth of attractive semi-detached pre-war and post-war homes. These good-sized properties offer ample accommodation for families, with many retaining their period features, such as bay windows and original fireplaces. They also often come with gardens and driveways, which is an added bonus.

If you prefer to stick with just the one storey, there are some great bungalows in Seaburn, both modern and pre- and post-war. Again, you’re likely to benefit from outdoor space and a driveway with these. Apartments don’t tend to appear on the market much, but those on a budget might be interested in one of the cosier terraced properties in the area, or a house that requires some level of modernisation.

Thanks to its layout, most homes in Seaburn are within walking distance of the beach and all the amenities including metro station.

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Things to do in Seaburn

Property to buy and rent in Seaburn Sunderland

The beach is obviously Seaburn’s greatest draw, offering residents the perfect place to sunbathe, walk, swim or take part in various water-sports. Dogs are allowed on the beach out of high season and early risers should keep an eye out for our Managing Director Ashley and his two pugs who enjoy a 6am walk along the beach every morning! You’ll often see horses being trained in the water during the summer months, keen fisherman fishing throughout the night and people running along the promenade throughout the year. However, if you feel like you need a break from the beach, Roker Park is an ideal spot to spend a Sunday afternoon.

It’s a great area to live if you enjoy going out at night too. Down by the seafront, you’ll find an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and pubs, such as Poetic Licence Bar, The Queen Vic and The Promenade, which serves excellent cocktails. The Fat Buddha is a popular restaurant to dine in, and if you fancy some traditional fish and chips, you’ve got plenty of appealing options, such as Minchella’s on the seafront.

When it comes to days out with the family, you’re spoilt for choice. Sunderland has a vast number of attractions, including the Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden, and Durham’s impressive cathedral is well worth visiting. Likewise, the Metro Centre and Newcastle’s incredible shops are sure to delight avid shopaholics.

Amenities in Seaburn

Property to buy and rent in Seaburn Sunderland

Seaburn has everything you could possibly need, including a Morrisons supermarket near the seafront. Additionally, there are several independent retailers operating in the area, including Latimers Seafood Deli and Café and Love Lily Cakes on Marine Walk which adds to the pleasant community feel.

The schools are also performing well. Seaburn Dene Primary School was recently awarded ‘Good’ in its Ofsted inspection, and Fulwell Infant and Fulwell Junior School were both rated as ‘Outstanding’ in theirs. St Benet’s Roman Catholic School is another good option and was also rated ‘Outstanding’.

Health and wellbeing are both well represented in Seaburn, with a number of gyms in the near vicinity, such as Club Zest and Marine House Gym80. For a touch of pampering, Pure Bliss Beauty Spa on Sea Road is a wonderful way to while away an hour or two. And, as you might expect in a seaside location, Seldon’s Leisure World is a big hit with children, with some classic arcade games, up-to-date amusements and some outdoor activities too.

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