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South Bents Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in South Bents Sunderland

Are you looking for a home by the sea, which also offers close proximity into Sunderland? South Bents is situated in a much sought-after area set midway between Seaburn and Whitburn and offers residents the chance to live right by one of the region’s Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning beaches, without losing the convenience of being near a big city. Indeed, commuters only need to head to Seaburn Metro station to reach Sunderland city centre, however you could probably walk into the city centre in 15/20 minutes.

The area has always been popular with local residents and visitors alike, however, due to the fact that Whitburn Academy in some instances includes South Bents within its’ catchment area, this has made it more popular than ever with young families. In fact, in recent years, we’ve even experienced young professionals who have yet to start a family buying on South Bents with the knowledge that when they eventually do have children they know they’ll be able to get them into Whitburn Academy. This has caused pricing in this estate to rise sharply in recent months.

In addition to the stunning Blue Flag beach that’s popular with surfers and fisherman, South Bents is also blessed with plenty of country walks, which is ideal for nature-lovers.

A wide range of amenities, plus amusement arcades, playgrounds and promenades, make this the ideal location for people of all ages, and especially families with children.

Properties in South Bents

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As South Bents is such a desirable area, houses seldom stay on the market for long. However, when they do come to market, they’re often quite varied; ranging from modern apartments through to period style cottages located on the beach, called the Bents, a stunning crescent of fishermans cottages with uninterrupted views across farmland to the front together and uninterrupted sea and beach views at the rear.

South Bents mainly consists of pre war and post war semi-detached homes, together with bungalows. On the old site of the Bay Hotel, you’ll also find Bay court, a modern block of apartments ideal for young professionals and all age ranges and represents a great value for money given the stunning sea views and close proximately to wonderful amenities. The property styles usually occupy slightly larger plots with larger than average gardens.

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Things to do in South Bents

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When the sun’s out, it’s time to enjoy South Bents’ best feature – it’s literally on the beach! The flat, sandy beach is ideal for people of any age; from young children keen to build a sandcastle, to older couples who want to spend the day soaking up the sun. Another thing about any of the beautiful beaches in Sunderland and the rest of the North East are the sea conditions. Due to the fact there are no deep shelves to the seabed on the coastline, this results in currents not being too strong, making it and ideal place for swimmers and surfers alike. However, all swimmers are urged to observe the lifeguards safety flags for the sea conditions

Further along the coast, you’ll also find Roker Park; which not only has a playground for children, but also a lake, a café and a Victorian bandstand. You also have a yacht club and the marine activity centre which are popular with families and those keen on sailing. Sunderland’s popular Marina is only a 10 minute walk away, whilst Roker park is a 5 minute walk.

As for eating out – there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Latimers Seafood Deli and Café is ideal for fans of fish, and Little Italy on Whitburn Road is excellent for Italian cuisine. Martino’s and Portobello Shore is another popular choice.

If you’re looking for a day out or an evening out, you’re spoilt for choice with a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, all within a 10 minute walk.

South Bents Amenities

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The South Bents area has plenty of handy amenities on the doorstep, which means you won’t have to venture far to pick up the essentials. There’s a Morrisons supermarket in Seaburn, which provides all the essential food and drink, plus a number of local convenience stores in the vicinity. A 10 minute walk from South Bents will take you to Sea Road shopping centre in Fulwell.

It’s a great area for commuters too. Seaburn Metro station is just a short walk away, and you are midway between the city centre, South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne. From Sunderland station, you can easily reach major cities like London and Edinburgh.

Families with children will be pleased to know that there are several schools close by. These include the highly regarded Seaburn Dene Primary School, Fulwell Junior School and Monkwearmouth Academy. There are also some excellent gyms in South Bents and Seaburn, such as Club Zest and Marine House Gym80.

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